Red-headed Aratinga (Aratinga erythrogenys)
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Appearance of the Red-headed Aratinga
The red-headed arthinga is a medium-sized parrot with a body length of about 33 cm and weighing up to 200 g. The parrot has a long tail, a powerful beak and legs. The main color of the plumage of the red-headed aratinga is grassy-green. The head (forehead, crown) is usually red. On the wings there are also red blotches (in the region of the shoulder). The undercoat is yellowish. Periorbital ring naked and white. The iris is yellow, the beak is flesh-colored. Paws are gray. The males and females of the red-headed aratinga are colored the same.
Life expectancy of red-headed aratinges with proper care is from 10 to 25 years.
Red-headed aratinga habitat and captive life
Red-headed aratinga live in southwestern Ecuador and northeastern Peru. The wild population is about 10,000 individuals. They live at an altitude of about 2500 meters above sea level. Prefer moist evergreen forests, deciduous forests, open areas with separate trees.
Red-headed araratings eat flowers and fruits.
Birds are very social and sociable among themselves, especially outside the breeding season. Up to 200 individuals can gather in flocks. Sometimes found with other species of parrots.
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The breeding season of the red-headed aratinga falls on January - March. The female lays 3 to 4 eggs in the nest.And incubates them for about 24 days. The chicks leave the nest at the age of about 7-8 weeks and are fed by their parents for about a month until they become completely independent.