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Brotogeris tirica (Plain Parakeet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The plain parakeet (Brotogeris tirica) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family.It is endemic to Brazil.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest. It is common in the urban areas of São Paulo and Curitiba in South Brazil.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.47705
EDGE Score: 1.86827


Adult Weight [1]  63 grams
Clutch Size [2]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  11 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Itatiaia National Park II 69730 Minas Gerais, Brazil  
Linhares State Forest Reserve   Brazil      
Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve 72830565 Brazil  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Área de Proteção Ambiental de Guaratuba Brazil A1, A2, A3
Baixo-Sul Brazil A1, A2
Boa Nova / Serra da Ouricana Brazil A1, A2, A3
Campos Gerais do Paraná Brazil A1, A2, A3
Complexo Pedra Azul / Forno Grande Brazil A1, A2, A3
Estação Ecológica de Juréia-Itatins Brazil A1, A2, A3
Fazenda Pindobas IV e Arredores Brazil A1, A2, A3
Guadalupe Brazil A1, A3
Guaraqueçaba / Jacupiranga / Cananéia Brazil A1, A2, A3
Maciço Florestal de Paranapiacaba Brazil A1, A2, A3
Maciços da Tijuca e Pedra Branca Brazil A1
Murici Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (entre Caraguatatuba e Picinguaba) Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (entre Santos e São Sebastião) Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro Brazil A1, A3
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela Brazil A1
Parque Nacional de Itatiaia Brazil A1, A2, A3
Região de Blumenau Brazil A1, A3
Região dos Aparados da Serra Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra da Bocaina / Paraty / Angra dos Reis Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra da Cantareira Brazil A1
Serra do Marumbi Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra do Tinguá Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra dos Órgãos Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serras das Lontras e do Javi Brazil A1, A2, A3
Sooretama / Linhares Brazil A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay Yes

Prey / Diet

Cecropia pachystachya (Ambay pumpwood)[3]
Copaifera trapezifolia[3]
Cryptocarya moschata (Brazilian Muskeg Nut)[3]
Erythrina falcata (Seibo De Jujuy)[4]
Erythrina verna (Mulungu)[4]
Euterpe edulis[5]
Ficus eximia[6]
Ficus obtusiuscula[3]
Hieronyma alchorneoides[7]
Matayba elaeagnoides[3]
Pleroma mutabile[7]
Posoqueria latifolia[7]
Schwartzia brasiliensis[7]
Spirotheca rivieri var. passifloroides[3]
Trema micrantha (Jamaican nettletree)[7]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aburria jacutinga (Black-fronted piping guan)2
Amazilia lactea (Sapphire-spangled Emerald)1
Amazilia versicolor (Versicolored Emerald)2
Amazona vinacea (Vinaceous-breasted Amazon)3
Anthracothorax nigricollis (Black-throated Mango)1
Aratinga leucophthalma (White-eyed Parakeet)1
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)3
Baillonius bailloni (saffron toucanet)4
Brotogeris chiriri (Yellow-chevroned Parakeet)1
Cacicus haemorrhous (Red-rumped Cacique)2
Caluromys lanatus (Brown-eared Woolly Opossum)1
Carpornis cucullata (Hooded Berryeater)1
Carpornis melanocephala (Black-headed Berryeater)2
Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush)1
Celeus flavescens (Blond-crested Woodpecker)1
Cerdocyon thous (Crab-eating Fox)1
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)1
Clytolaema rubricauda (Brazilian Ruby)1
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)3
Colibri serrirostris (White-vented Violetear)1
Cyanerpes cyaneus (Red-legged Honeycreeper)1
Dacnis cayana (Blue Dacnis)3
Eupetomena macroura (Swallow-tailed Hummingbird)2
Euphonia violacea (Violaceous Euphonia)1
Euryoryzomys russatus (intermediate rice rat)2
Florisuga fusca (Black Jacobin)2
Forpus xanthopterygius (Blue-winged Parrotlet)2
Leontopithecus rosalia (golden lion tamarin)1
Leucochloris albicollis (White-throated Hummingbird)1
Lipaugus lanioides (Cinnamon-vented Piha)4
Megarynchus pitangua (Boat-billed Flycatcher)1
Monodelphis sorex (Southern Red-sided Opossum)1
Myiodynastes maculatus (Streaked Flycatcher)1
Myiopsitta monachus (Monk Parakeet)1
Myiozetetes similis (Social Flycatcher)1
Orthogonys chloricterus (Olive-green Tanager)1
Oxyruncus cristatus (Sharpbill)2
Penelope obscura (Dusky-legged Guan)2
Penelope superciliaris (Rusty-margined Guan)1
Pionus maximiliani (Scaly-headed Parrot)2
Procnias nudicollis (Bare-throated Bellbird)2
Pyroderus scutatus (Red-ruffed Fruitcrow)2
Pyrrhura frontalis (Reddish-bellied Parakeet)9
Ramphastos dicolorus (Green-billed Toucan)2
Ramphastos toco (Toco Toucan)1
Ramphastos vitellinus (Channel-billed Toucan)3
Ramphocelus bresilius (Brazilian Tanager)1
Sapajus apella (brown capuchin)2
Selenidera maculirostris (Spot-billed Toucanet)3
Tachyphonus rufus (White-lined Tanager)1
Tangara mexicana (Turquoise Tanager)1
Tapirus terrestris (South American tapir)1
Tersina viridis (Swallow Tanager)1
Thalurania glaucopis (Violet-capped Woodnymph)1
Thraupis sayaca (Sayaca Tanager)1
Tityra cayana (Black-tailed Tityra)1
Triclaria malachitacea (Blue-bellied Parrot)2
Trogon viridis (White-tailed Trogon)1
Turdus albicollis (White-necked Thrush)1
Turdus flavipes (Yellow-legged Thrush)1

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3Seasonal abundance and feeding ecology of parrots and parakeets in a lowland Atlantic forest of Brazil, Mauro Galetti, Ararajuba 5(2):115-126 (1997) 4Parrini, R. and Raposo, MA, 2008, Associação entre aves e flores de duas espécies de árvores do gênero Erythrina (Fabaceae) na mata Atlântica do sudeste do Brasil, Iheringia, série Zoologia, Vol. 98, n. 1, pp 123-128 5FRUITING PHENOLOGY AND FRUGIVORY ON THE PALM EUTERPE EDULIS IN A LOWLAND ATLANTIC FOREST IN BRAZIL, Mauro Galetti, Valesca B. Zipparro & Patricia C. Morellato, ECOTROPICA 5: 115-122, 1999 6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572 7DIET AND FLOCK SIZE OF SYMPATRIC PARROTS IN THE ATLANTIC FOREST OF BRAZIL, Marco Aurélio Pizo, Isaac Simāo & Mauro Galetti, ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 6: 87-95, 1995
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