Dusky-headed Parakeet: Medium-sized parakeet, mostly green with gray head, white eye-ring, and yellow-green belly. Tail is blue above and black below. Hooked bill is black, legs and feet are gray, and eyes are yellow. A sizable flock occurs in Miami Springs. Eats fruit, seeds, flowers, and insects.
Range and Habitat
Dusky-headed Parakeet: Found in the western Amazon Basin in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. Prefers varzea forest and tall trees in swamps, but also occurs in cleared areas and plantations. Introduced and established in Miami Springs, Florida.
It will ingest mineral-rich soil as a supplement.
The Dusky-headed Parakeet is social, and is usually found in pairs or small groups. When food is plentiful it forms flocks of up to 100 members.
A group of parakeets is collectively known as a "chatter" and a "flock" of parakeets.
The Dusky-headed Parakeet has a large range, estimated globally at 2,300,000 square kilometers. It is native to Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and prefers subtropical or tropical forest ecosystems, though it has been known to reside in plantations and degraded former forests. The global population of this bird is has not been exactly determined but it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Dusky-headed Parakeet is Least Concern.