Blue-crowned Parakeet Aratinga acuticaudata

Blue-crowned parakeets are extremely sociable and may live in flocks of up to 100 individuals.

These birds are very adaptable. When food is scarce, they can adjust their diet more easily than similar bird species.

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ORIGIN:
Central South America

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HABITAT:
Forests and grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Up to 7 oz
Length: 11-12 in

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DIET:
Fruits, seeds and nuts

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PREDATORS:
Rats, birds of prey and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Puff out feathers to appear larger

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 2-3 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss, collection for the pet trade and rats

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 30 yrs in human care

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