June 8, 2013

White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus)

Old classification:
Canary-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus versicolurus)

New classification:
White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) = yellow and white on the wing span

Photo via animalphotos.me
White Wing Publications:
  • Brightsmith, Donald. "White-winged and Yellow-chevroned Parakeets" in Poole, A. and F. Gill, eds., The Birds of North America, No. 385-387, National Academy of Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.
  • Diamond, Jared M. and John W. Terborgh. "Observations on Bird Distribution and Feeding Assemblages Along the Rio Callaria, Deptment of Loreto, Peru," The Wilson Bulletin," (Sep. 1967) 79:273-282 (re: B. versicolorus: 276,280).
  • Leck, Charles F. "Observations of birds at Cecropia trees in Puerto Rico," The Wilson Bulletin," (Dec. 1972) 84:498-500 (re: B. versicolorus).
  • Also see the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet page. Canary-winged parakeets (now called Yellow-chevroned) and White-winged parakeets were often grouped together as the same bird, so many articles may be about both of these Brotogeris parakeets.

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