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Photo by nanus
Ujarrás, Paraiso de Cartago, Costa Rica, 2 March 2020

Alternative names: Finsch's Conure, Finsch's Parakeet

Psittacara finschi



Central America: found in the humid lowlands of south-eastern Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Aratinga.


Open country with scattered trees, fields. Humid tropical lowland evergreen forest to 1600m.


These are very social birds, often found in large groups. They gather in large noisy colonies at dusk.


The diet includes fruit and flowers.


It nests in natural cavities. The clutch consists of 2-4 eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BayScience Foundation

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