A fairly small parrot of high elevation cloud forest. Green with mustard-brown crown, barred back and rump, and red in the base of the tail. Males have a yellow collar and females a barred chest. Visually distinctive races are sometimes treated as separate species. Western birds have a bluish throat, whereas eastern males have a brown cheek and blue chest, and females have a blue cheek. Similar to Brehm’s but Painted is smaller, with red rump in the east and green cheek in the west. Call, a nasal “coo-wee!” which can be given upslurred or downslurred.
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