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GREEN-CHEEKED PARAKEET Pyrrhura molinae
Up in northern Paraguay the Atlantic Forest Reddish-bellied Parakeet gradually becomes more and more scarce until it eventually disappears altogether. Here it is replaceD by this species, the rather poorly-named Green-cheeked Parakeet with only a small area of overlap. It is common within its limited Paraguayan range, roughly corresponding to the Pantanal area, where it also overlaps with a third Pyrrhura species, the rarely seen Blaze-winged.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE357PH) Adult ventral view, Chovoreca area, Chaco Seco (Silvia Centrón June 2009).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE358PH) Same individual (Silvia Centrón June 2009).
FIGURE 3 - (FPAVE359PH) Adult ventral view, Aguadulce, Departamento Alto Paraguay (Paul Smith November 2010).
VIDEO - (FPAVE360VI) Same individual as (FPAVE359PH) (Paul Smith November 2010).