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SPECIES INFO

Binomial name Aratinga chloroptera
(Souancé, 1856)

The Hispaniolan Parakeet, Conure Maîtresse, Aratinga De La Española, or Perico (Aratinga chloroptera) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. They have also been introduced in the Miami, Florida area and are sometimes seen with Canary-winged Parakeets. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.





                                     



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