Pearl red-tailed parrot
Pictured: Pearl Red-Tailed Parrots (Pyrrhura perlata)
APPEARANCE OF PEARL RED-TAILS PARROT
A small parakeet with a body length of 24 cm and a weight of about 94 g. The color of the wings and the back is green, the forehead and crown are gray-brown, the spot on the cheeks is olive-green, turning into turquoise-blue, the chest is gray with transverse stripes, the lower part of the chest and belly are bright red, the under tail and lower legs are blue-green. Tail on the inside red, brown on the outside. The eyes are brown, the periorbital ring is naked and white. Beak is brown-gray, with a bare light wax. Paws are gray. Both floors are painted the same.
Life expectancy with proper care is about 12 - 15 years.
HABITAT AND LIFE IN THE NATURE OF PEARL RED-TAIL
The species lives in the southern and central parts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia. They prefer to keep low-lying moist forests and their outskirts at an altitude of about 600 m above sea level.
They are found in small flocks, sometimes in the neighborhood of other red-tailed parrots, they often visit reservoirs, swim and drink water.
They feed on small seeds, fruits, berries, and sometimes insects. Clay deposits are frequently visited.
REPRODUCTION OF PEARL RED-TAILS PARROTING
The nesting season falls on August - November, and also, presumably, on April - June. Usually nests are built in tree cavities, sometimes in crevices of rocks.In the clutch there are usually 4-6 eggs, which are hatched exclusively by the female for 24-25 days. The male guards and feeds her all this time. Chicks leave the nest at the age of 7-8 weeks. However, parents feed them for several more weeks.