Uruguay – Argentina
fruits – sprouts – semi – insects
owland, forests, savannah
spawn: 1-11 – Incubation: 24 days
The Monk Parakeet is a Parrot of avegare size with a large beak. It lives in colonies on lower plains and woody savannahs. It usually nests between branches, building large colonial nests using materials from neighboring bushes. It returns nightly to its nest. The nest in made of individual cells, each one inhabited by a couple. The female lays up to 11 eggs that it incubates for 24 days.
The Monk or “Cotorra”, as South Americans call it, causes big problems for farmers because it eats fruit, fruit sprouts, vinyards, corn and rice.
It lives and nests freely in the trees of our park.