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1 June 2013 Insights into the Natural History of Todd's Parakeet Pyrrhura picta caeruleiceps in North-Eastern Colombia
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The ecology and natural history of Todd's parakeet Pyrrhura picta caeruleiceps is scarcely known. We describe some aspects of its habitat use, diet and flight behaviour at two localities in north-eastern Colombia. Our observations indicate that, at least locally, these birds tolerate and frequently use transformed areas. However, their flight patterns (usually near forest canopy) support the idea that long-distance flights would be affected where forest fragmentation occurs at a landscape level, as happens in other congeners. Observations also suggest a second breeding peak for Todd's parakeet starting from July/August, as seems to occur in other Andean species of Pyrrhura.

Esteban Botero-Delgadillo, Carlos Andrés Páez, Jeyson Sanabria-Mejía, and Nicholas J. Bayly "Insights into the Natural History of Todd's Parakeet Pyrrhura picta caeruleiceps in North-Eastern Colombia," Ardeola 60(2), 377-383, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.13157/arla.60.2.2013.377
Received: 25 March 2013; Accepted: 1 September 2013; Published: 1 June 2013
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