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Painted Parakeet

Pyrrhura picta

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Beautifully patterned small parakeet found in northern South America. Mostly green body with a dark red belly and maroon tail. Complex head pattern: mostly deep brownish-maroon with pale cheek, blue crown, and scaly breast. Found in forests, edges, and savannah mostly in lowlands and foothills. Typically seen in fast-flying flocks, but look for them feeding in fruiting trees.

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