Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Pyrrhura - Santa Marta Conure


Santa Marta Conure - Pyrrhura Viridicata - Endangered

The Santa Marta parakeet (Pyrrhura viridicata) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is endemic to Colombia.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Foraging behavior

In 2006 the species eating habits and food sources were observed for several months by researchers interested in understanding its foraging ecology. Close observation showed that the Santa Marta parakeet's diet correlated with vegetation abundance, which suggests that it exhibits ecological flexibility. Its foraging strategies, which change depending on vegetation, rely highly on group cohesion and altering between food sources.

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