Pacific parakeet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pacific parakeet
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
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.