Blue-throated Arathinga: All About Parrots!
Blue-throated Aratinga (Aratinga acuticaudata)
In the photo: biloba aratinga. Photo source: https://yandex.ru/collections
Appearance of Bluefin Arating
The Blue-throated Aratinga is a long-tailed medium-sized parrot with a body length of about 37 cm and weighing up to 165 g. There are 5 subspecies that differ in coloring elements and habitat. Both sexes of blue-faced arting are colored identically. The main body color is green in different shades. Head to nape bluish, inner side of wing and tail red. The beak is powerful light, red-pink, the tip and the mandible are dark. Paws are pinkish, powerful. There is a naked periorbital ring of a light color. The eyes are orange.
The life expectancy of blue-bellied aratinga with proper care is about 30 - 40 years.
Habitat and life in nature
The species lives in Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, in the east of Colombia and Bolivia, in the north of Argentina. Cyanobian aratinga live in dry deciduous forests. They can be found in semi-desert areas. Usually held at an altitude of about 2600 meters above sea level.
Cyanobial aratings eat various seeds, berries, fruits, fruits of cactus, mangoes, attend agricultural crops. Insect larvae are also present in the diet.
They feed on trees and on the ground, usually found in small groups or in pairs. Often combined with other packings in packs.
In the photo: blue-faced arating. Photo source: https://www.flickr.com
Bluefin breeding aratinga
The nesting season of blue-haired aratinga in Argentina and Paraguay falls in December, in Venezuela in May - June. Nest in deep hollows. There are usually 3 eggs in a clutch. Incubation lasts 23-24 days. Blue-throated chicks aratingi leave the nest at the age of 7-8 weeks. Usually the chicks stay with their parents for a while until they become completely independent, and then form swarms of young individuals.