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Sítio Espinheiro Negro
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Psittaciformes > Psittacidae

Golden-winged Parakeet

Brotogeris chrysoptera

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In flight, note compact shape, pointed tail, and bounding flight with jerky wingbeats. Yellow wing patch can be hard to see when perched, but note small size, stocky proportions, mostly green plumage,and pale bill. Found in lowland rainforest; usually flying high above the forest canopy. Feeds in the canopy on flowers and fruit. Distinctive grating call is almost always heard before these birds are seen.

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