Photo: Aratinga Cactorum
Subvenuation: Real parrots
Body length is 25-26cm. The color of the upper back is dark green. The crown and forehead of the blue-gray color. The top of the head and neck is brown-green. The breast in the upper part and throat is gray-brown. The lower chest and stomach is yellow-orange. The unrestaled area around the eyes of a white color. The beak is light. The female has a brown head and neck, the beak is slightly smaller and thinner. The iris in the male is brick red, in the female — yellow-brown.
Lives in the north-east of Brazil.
Under natural conditions, the arid steppe areas are inhabited, overgrown with stunted shrubs and cacti. Outside the nesting period leads a wandering lifestyle. The birds are quite shy and have a loud and piercing voice. They feed on the flowers and fruits of shrubs and cacti, kidneys and other plant foods.
Usually nests in hollows of large cacti. Less commonly uses for the nests of the hollow of trees. In the masonry from 3 to 6 white eggs 25.4 by 19.6 mm, which the female against 24 days. The chicks are shrugged by approximately 2 months of age. Young birds have a green color, a lighter beak, the lower part of the body of olive color.
For the first time was brought to Europe in 1862. Young birds, artificially fed by man, become completely manual and can learn to pronounce a few words. With appropriate care, they live up to 30 years.
The view includes 2 subspecies.
- Aratinga Cactorum Cactorum (Kuhl, 1820)— The nominal subspecies is distributed in the southeastern part of the range.
- Aratinga Cactorum Caixana Spix, 1824 — Distributed in the north-eastern part of the range.
Other types of genus «Arating»:
- White -eyed Arating
- Haician arating
- Mexican Arating
- Zlatshapa arating
- Golden Arating
- Gold Arating
- Colombian Arating
- Brown -high arating
- Brown -headed arating
- Red -headed arating
- Red -faced arating
- Cuban Arating
- Orange -haired Arating
- Sinelia Arating
- Solar arating
- Finns Arating