Pacific parakeet

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Pacific parakeet
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Psittacara
Species: P. strenuus
Binomial name
Psittacara strenuus
(Ridgway, 1915)

The Pacific parakeet or Nicaraguan green conure (Psittacara strenuus) is a species of parakeet. Some ornithologists consider it a subspecies of the green parakeet (Psittacara holochlorus).

This bird is endemic to a small area in western Nicaragua, the Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve. Nesting sites lie within this protected area, but the birds still face threats from the outside world when they leave the reserve to feed. Nonetheless, its population is considered not immediately threatened (especially compared to some of its relatives such as the Socorro parakeet), and when BirdLife and the IUCN considered it a good species, it was listed as least concern.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2009). "Aratinga holochlora". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Baillie, J.E.M.; Hilton-Taylor, C. & Stuart, S.N. (eds.) (2004): 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A Global Species Assessment. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. ISBN 2-8317-0826-5