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Plain Parakeet
Background information
Taxonomy Birds
Status Least Concern
Range Endemic to Brazil
Habitat Subtropical/tropical forests and urban areas
Feathers, fur Green feathers, cream beak and feet

The Plain Parakeet (Brotogeris tirica) is a species of parrot endemic to Brazil.


They are about 21 cm and 65 grams, have a mostly green body plumage, the chest and head are slightly yellowish, the back of the head and neck are bluish. The beak and feet are cream. They have long tail feathers. Juveniles are the same as adults, but with green primary coverts, primary feathers and outer secondary feathers, tinted with blue. With a shorter tail. And the upper mandible brown at base.

Distribution and Habitat

The plain parakeeet lives in Brazil. Their habitats are subtropical and tropical forests, mountain forests, and are also commonly seen on the urban areas of São Paulo and Curitiba.


The plain parakeet feeds on fruit pulp, seeds, flowers and thier nectar, as well as insects and thier larvae.


The plain parakeet is a social bird. It is often seen in pairs or small groups and rarely seen in large flocks of hundreds.

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