NANDAY PARAKEET Nandayus nenday
The pretty Nanday Parakeet lives in roving flocks and is particularly common in the palm savannas of the Low Chaco. It is an extremely popular cagebird, having been bred into a number of unnatural colour forms by aviculturists. The wild form is green with a turquoise breast and black head - he looks just fine as he is to me!
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE2052PH) Adult ventral calling, location unknown (Frank Fragano undated).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE2053PH) Flock, PN Médanos del Chaco (Hemme Batjes July 2006).
FIGURE 3 - (FPAVE2054PH) Flock, location unknown (Arne Lesterhuis undated).
FIGURE 4 - (FPAVE2055PH) Pair in flight, Central Chaco (Marcelo Bombaci October 2007).
VIDEO - (FPAVE2056VI) Adult calling, Central Chaco (Paul Smith September 2006).
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1 (FPAVE2057RE) flight calls recorded Estancia 11 de Junio, Departamento Alto Paraguay (Paul Smith April 2000).
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