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Photo by Peter de Haas
Huaraz, Peru, January 2007
Psittacara wagleri

Includes: Cordilleran Parakeet


Photo by Stanley Jones
San Martín, Peru January 2017

34–36 cm 13¼-14¼ in

  • Green overall plumage
  • Yellower on underparts
  • Red forehead and crown
  • Red flecks on thoat
  • White orbital ring (bare skin

Sexes similar


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.


Formerly placed in genus Aratinga.


Photo by Stanley Jones
Jaén sewage ponds, Cajamarca, Peru, January 2017
  • P. w. wagleri:
  • P. w. transilis:
  • Extreme eastern Colombia to northern Venezuela
  • P. w. frontatus:
  • P. w. minor:
  • Central and southern-central Peru (Marañón Valley south to Ayacucho)

Gill and Donsker split frontatus and minor as Cordilleran Parakeet, Psittacara frontatus.


Light evergreen cloud forests and forest edges, disturbed secondary rain forest. Mixed woodland and agricultural areas. Sewage ponds surrounded by rice fields. Observed at heights ranging between 698 m and 1,110 m.



They normally feed up in the canopy on a variety of fruit and nuts.


They build their nests in a crack in a cliff face.


  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. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2017. IOC World Bird Names (version 7.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)
  5. BF Member observations

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