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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Central Andes, Colombia, January 2011
Leptosittaca branickii


Length 35 cm
Yellow feathers at the ears form tufts.
Bill is pale (brown in juveniles).


South America: found in southern Colombia, Ecuador, and central Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1], which is sometimes placed in genus Aratinga.


Cloud forest and more open areas.



Their diet consists of fruit and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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