The White-winged Parakeets or Canary-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris versicolurus) also are acknowledged as “Bee Bee” and “Pocket parrots.” At 8.five to 9.five inches in duration and weighing sixty five to seventy five grams, they may be the biggest of the brotogeris family.
These boldly marked parakeets have an intensive local variety for the duration of maximum of South America and may be discovered alongside the Amazon River, south over east, crucial and south Brazil, into north and east Bolivia, Paraguay, northern Argentina and jap Peru.
They are typically discovered close to open forests, savannahs, seasonally flooded forests and river islands; however also are visible in suburban areas, parks and gardens – from time to time in flocks of as much as approximately 50.
SPECIES TAXONOMY / NAME CONFUSION:
Until 1997, a few taxonomists taken into consideration the White or Canary-winged Parakeet and the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri) to be conspecific (of, or belonging to, the identical species). Even aleven though the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri) has the yellow secondary covert feathers that may be visible withinside the Canary-winged Parakeet – it lacks white at the number one feathers of the wing.
Tepui ParrotletConfusion of those species constitutes a critical problem. For example, the book “Parrots: A manual to parrot identification” (Juniper and Parr 1998) mixes traits of each species of their illustrations. In addition, the Aviculturists withinside the United States usually use the call Canary-winged Parakeet for B. chiriri and White-winged Parakeet for B. versicolurus – which provides to the confusion.
In puppy stores, the Yellow-chevroned Parakeets (B. chirir) are regularly offered as Canary-winged Parakeets (B. versicolurus) and visa versa.
Because of this confusion, it became advised that the call of the Canary-winged Parakeet be modified to White-winged Parakeet – for the apparent purpose that the white wing patches are precise withinside the genus and tremendous amongst parrots in general