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Austral Parakeet - BirdForum Opus

Enicognathus ferrugineus



  • Mostly green with light barring
  • Some dull red on the forehead and lores, belly, and upper tail.


South America: found in Chile, Argentina and Patagonia.



There are 2 subspecies

  • E. f. minor:
  • Southern Chile ( Colchagua to Aysén) and adjacent Andes of south-western Argentina
  • E. f. ferrugineus:


Forests and open woodland, shrubby areas, farmland in mountain foothils.



The diet includes small fruit (particularly cherries), grass and bamboo seeds and nuts. Part of the foraging takes place on the ground after for example dandelion seeds.


It nests in holes in trees.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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