Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53659

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Deroptyus
Genus species:Deroptyus accipitrinus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:35 cm
Weight:190-274 g
Identification:The hawk-headed parrot has red feathers tipped in blue on neck ruff, breast, and belly. Its crown and forehead are a dusky white color. The wings and back are dark green.
Habitat:Lowland rainforests
Diet:Herbivore: fruit, seeds, nuts, berries, buds
Reproduction:A clutch of 2-3 eggs is incubated for 28 days before hatching. The chicks fledge in nine weeks.
These birds will sometimes gather in small groups.
Behavior:The neck ruff is raised when the bird is excited or angry.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:These aggressive birds have been known to kill their own mates.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern South America Date:1970-11 Subjects:parrot-like bird
Hawk-headed parrot
Parrots
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata