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Cuban Parakeet - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Richard Stern
Cuba, 19 February 2009
Psittacara euops


Photo © by dandsblair
San Blas, Zapata Swamp, Cuba, 8 January 2021
  • Bright green
  • Red spots on head, breast, neck
  • White bare skin around iris
  • Red at bend of wing


South-western Cuba (Zapata Swamp); formerly Isle of Pines.


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


Grassland where palms grow, woodland edges, and forests.


They fly in small flocks.


They nest in termite nests or tree holes. The 3-5 eggs are incubated for 22 days; the young fledging 45-50 days later.


  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. Arthur Grosset
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Cañizares Morera, Maikel and Eduardo E. Iñigo-Elias. 2013. Cuban Parakeet (Psittacara euops), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online.

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