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Photo by Stanley Jones
Buenaventura Reserve, Piñas, El Oro Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Pyrrhura orcesi

Identification

  • Mainly green
  • Orange eyering
  • Some red and blue in wings
  • Red tipped tail

Distribution

South America: found in the Andean foothills of south-western Ecuador (El Oro and Azuay).

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Damp forest and pastureland. Observed in tropical cloud forest at around .800 m

Behaviour

Breeding

They nest in natural cavities; the eggs are white.

Diet

The diet includes figs, fruit and flowers.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. fjocotoco.org
  3. BF Member observations

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