known as the seven coloured parrot.
Description: Green on upper wings and strip under the eye;
forehead, crown and nape black; band to nape, throat, flanks and
thigh orangey yellow; breast and abdomen creamy white; under tail
yellow-orange; primaries violet blue; tail upper side with yellow
tips; underside dull olive yellow; bill blackish; feet dark grey.
9 inches (23 cm).
Guyana and Surinam; South East Colombia; North East and Southern
Venezuela; Brazil in states of Para; French Guiana: Roraima and
Northern part of Amazonas.
This parrot is generally quiet but can give a shrill call. They
are confident parrots that soon get used to their owners. They are
inquisitive and playful. They need to be kept separate from other
parrot species. Be careful when acclimatising they can get chilled
and pick up cold infections. Minimum flight area 8x3x6 feet (2.5x1x2m).
They are successful breeders, generally breeding starts in April,
the nest should be lined with bark, feathers etc. They clutches
are generally 2-4 eggs, incubation is 26 days, fledging at about
70-80 days. The young are independent by 90 days, nest box size
is 10x10x20ins (25x25x50cm). They are very aggressive during breeding.
Diet: Variety of fruit and vegetables, a good seed mix containing
safflower, oats, canary seed, groats, assorted millets, hemp and
sunflower. Sprouted seed should be added to their diet during the
spring and summer, also add regular mineral supplements, dog chow
and rearing food as well as cottage cheese before and during breeding.