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Maroon-bellied Parakeet - BirdForum Opus

Alternative Name: Reddish-bellied Parakeet1.

Photo by Adolfo Alarcon
Cornélio Procópio, PR, Brazil, July 2012
Pyrrhura frontalis


24 to 28 cm (9½-11 in)

  • Green plumage
  • Maroon belly patch
  • Yellow-green barred breast and front and sides of neck
  • Brownish ear patch
  • Black beak
  • Maroon undertail
  • The dark-tipped primaries are blue on outerwebs, green on innerwebs
Photo by nick scarle
South-east Brazil, November 2009


Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. f. frontalis:
  • Eastern Brazil (Bahia to Rio de Janeiro and northern São Paulo)
  • P. f. chiripepe:


Atlantic Rainforest, and towns


They move around in flocks


Their diet includes various seeds


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. De la Peña & Rumboll, 1998. Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09035-1
  3. Avianweb
  4. BF Member observations

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