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Orange-fronted Parakeet

(Aratinga canicularis)

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Smallish green parrot with orange forehead and blue on top of head; olive or brownish breast; yellow eye-ring; blue on wings, seen mostly in flight; long green tail often with bluish tip; to 22cm (9 in). (Perico Frentinaranja, Perico).


Low elevation wet and dry forests, northern Pacific slope; found in tree canopy in wooded and forest edge areas.

Found in the following Parks:

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
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The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis), Costa Rica