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Socorro Parakeet - BirdForum Opus

Psittacara brevipes


Mostly green overall with underside of flight feathers metallic yellow. Orbital skin is purple-brown (in some light may look reddish). Bill is pale horn, feet pale grey.


Socorro Island. Endangered.


Socorro Parakeet was recently split from Green Parakeet.

This is a monotypic species[1].


Semi-deciduous forest, especially in higher elevation.


Moves around to find fruiting trees.

Nests in tree cavities.


Described as high and screeching Kree-kree or kee-kee-kee


  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. Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2021. IOC World Bird List (v11.1). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Howell, SNG and S Webb. 1995. A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0198540120

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