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REDDISH-BELLIED PARAKEET Pyrrhura frontalis
Despite being one of the more numerous Parakeets in the humid forest, the Reddish-bellied, in common with many other members of its clan, is frustratingly difficult to observe. The green colouration of parrots, apparently gaudy when taken out of context, helps them to blend in with a background of verdant leaves in the dappled forest light.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE2652PH) Adult ventral, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Matt Denton October 2010).
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(FPAVE2653PH) Adult ventral view, location unknown (Frank Fragano undated).
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(FPAVE2654PH) Adults, Mbaracay˙ Forest Reserve, Departamento Canindey˙ (Paul Smith September 2006).
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(FPAVE2655PH) Fledgling just emerged from nest, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith December 2006).
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(FPAVE2656PH) Same individual head detail (Paul Smith December 2006).
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(FPAVE2657VI) Same individuals as (FPAVE2654PH) (Paul Smith September 2006).
VIDEO B -
(FPAVE2658VI) Fledgling just emerged from nest, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith December 2006).
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Pyrrhura frontalis
1 (FPAVE2659RE) flock flushing recorded PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith March 2007).
2 (FPAVE2660RE) flock perched recorded PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith March 2007).
3 (FPAVE2661RE) calls recorded PN Ybyturuz˙, Departamento Central (Myriam Velßzquez August 2000).
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