Brown-eared red-tailed parrot
In the photo: brown-eared red-tailed parrot (Pyrrhura frontalis)
EXTERNAL VIEW OF A BROWN RED-TAIL TAIL
Small parakeets with a body length of 26 cm and weighing up to 94 g. Wings, forehead and neck behind the green color, head and chest gray-brown. On the throat and to the middle part of the chest, longitudinal strips. On the lower part of the abdomen a red-brown spot. The inner feathers of the tail are red, the outer ones are green. Near the ear is a brownish-gray spot. Feathers are blue. Periorbital ring naked and white. Kluy brown-gray, there is a white naked wax. Both floors are painted the same. There are 3 subspecies that differ in habitat and coloring elements.
Life expectancy with proper care is about 25-30 years.
Habitat and life in the nature of brown-eared red-tailed parrot
The species lives in Paraguay, Uruguay, in southeastern Brazil and northern Argentina. In the northern part of the range, birds hold foothills and heights of about 1400 m above sea level. In other areas, lowlands and heights of about 1000 meters above sea level are held. They gravitate to agricultural land, and are found in urban parks and gardens. Usually live in small flocks of 6 to 12 individuals, sometimes up to 40 individuals fall into flocks.
Basically, the diet includes fruits, flowers, seeds of various plants, nuts, berries, and sometimes insects. Sometimes they attend cereal crops.
REPRODUCTION OF A BROWN RED-TAIL TAIL
The nesting season falls on October - December. Nests usually in hollows and hollows of trees. In the clutch there are usually 4 to 7 eggs that the female incubates for 22 days. Chicks leave the nest at the age of 7-8 weeks and for some time still stay close to their parents, and they feed them to complete independence.