Mostly green, head black, cheeks orange-yellow; olive-yellow breast
and throat; yellow thighs; edge of wing and under wing-coverts orange-red;
middle tail feathers have blue tips; bill black; iris dark brown;
Length: Ten inches (25 cm).
Distribution: The parrot is found in south America in southern
to east Venezuela, Southeast Colombia and parts of Brazil to the
Habitat: Found in forests - subtropical and tropical zones.
Wild Status: These parrots are probably more common than
generally accepted. Barraband's parrots can be found singly or in
pairs or small groups. They are cautious in the wild especially
when seeking out mineral salts which they enjoy.
Aviculture: These parrots are quiet and need a sheltered
Accommodation: Inside flight: 9 x 6 x 6 ft (3 x 2 x 2 m). They
require a minimum temperature of 68° F (20° C) and higher
when acclimatising. They also need a roosting box of 10 x 10 x 24ins
(25 x 25 x 60 cm).
Natural Diet: Fruits; berries and seeds found in tree tops;
regularly seeks minerals often from river banks.
Breeding in Aviculture: Has not been achieved to date (12-02-2004).
Good parrot mix including plenty of fresh vegetables. Mineral supplements
should be included.
a Pet: This parrot has not been breed in aviculture so has not
really been tried as a pet.