Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: Medium parakeet, green overall with paler green underparts. The wings are green with yellow bar; underwing coverts are yellow-green. Buff bill. Pink-gray legs and feet. Feeds on seeds, fruit in native habitat, feral populations have adapted to take in blossoms and nectar.
Range and Habitat
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: South American native imported to North America in 1970’s for the pet trade; released and escaped birds established populations in Florida and California, which are now in decline; several hundred birds remain in Florida, while the California population appears more stable. Preferred habitats include forests and urban parks.
The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet was first described in 1818 by Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, a French ornithologist.
It is closely related to the Canary-winged Parakeet. In fact, it was considered conspecific until 1997.
A group of parakeets is collectively known as a "chatter" and a "flock" of parakeets.
The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet has an expansive range reaching up to generally 3.4 million square kilometers. This bird can be found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. This bird appears in forested areas of subtropical and tropical locales as well as savanna and grasslands as well as many areas of degraded or former forests also. The global population of this species has not been quantified, but it is referred to as “common” in portions of its range. Due to this, population trends for the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.