- Jan 14, 2020
- Jan 14, 2020
Small korotkokhvosty popugaychik with a length of body up to 17 cm and up to 60 гр. The main color of a body bright green, a nadkhvostya blue, the head rose-red from a forehead to the middle of a breast. In the tail there are also shades of red and blue color. Flesh-colored beak. Around eyes a naked okologlaznichny ring. Dark brown eyes. Gray paws. At baby birds at an exit from a nest a beak dark with a light tip, and not so bright plumage. Usually females are slightly larger than males, but on a color not to distinguish them.
up to 20 years.
The look was for the first time described in 1818. In a wild look pink-checked nerazluchnik are quite numerous and live in South West Africa (Angola, Namibia and the Republic of South Africa). Also there are wild populations of these birds in the USA formed from the let-out and departed poultry. Prefer to keep packs to 30 individuals near a water source as cannot long transfer thirst. However during the nested period break into couples. Stick to the dry woods and savannas.
Eat, mainly, seeds, berries and fruits. Sometimes damage crops of a millet, sunflower, corn and other cultures.
These birds are very inquisitive and are almost not afraid of people in the wild nature. Therefore often lodge near settlements or even under roofs of houses.
The nested period usually falls on February — March, April and October.
Most often couple occupies a suitable hollow or old nests Vorobyov and weavers. In urbanistic landscapes can nest also in roofs of houses. The female is engaged in arrangement of a nest only, transferring construction material in the tail between feathers. Most often it is blades, branches or bark. In a laying usually 4 — 6 white eggs. Only the female hatches 23 days, the male all this time feeds her. Baby birds leave a nest at the age of 6 weeks. Some time parents feed up them.
Knows 2 subspecies: A.r. roseicollis, A.r. catumbella.