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Plain Parakeet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Brotogeris
Vigors, 1825

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Brotogeris is a genus of small parrots endemic to Central and South America. The closest relative is the Monk Parakeet.[1][2][3][4] They eat seeds and fruit.[5]


List of species of the genus:


The species of the genus Brotogeris form a monophyletic group[4] whose closest relative is the Monk Parakeet.[1][2][3][4] The species are positioned in two separate clades.


Brotogeris tirica


Brotogeris versicolurus


Brotogeris chiriri


Brotogeris sanctithomae


Brotogeris pyrrhoptera


Brotogeris jugularis


Brotogeris cyanoptera


Brotogeris chrysoptera



Species photographs[]


  1. ^ a b Tavares, E.S.; Baker, A.J., Pereira, S.L. & Miyaki, C.Y. (2006). "Phylogenetic relationships and historical biogeography of Neotropical parrots (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae: Arini) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.". Systematic Biology. 5: 454–470. PMID 16861209. doi:10.1080/10635150600697390.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  2. ^ a b Ribas, C.C.; Moyle, R.G., Miyaki, C.Y. & Cracraft, J. (2007a). "The assembly of montane biotas: linking Andean tectonics and climatic oscillations to independent regimes of diversification in Pionus parrots". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274: 2399–2408. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.0613.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  3. ^ a b Wright, T.F.; Schirtzinger E. E., Matsumoto T., Eberhard J. R., Graves G. R., Sanchez J. J., Capelli S., Muller H., Scharpegge J., Chambers G. K. & Fleischer R. C. (2008). "A Multilocus Molecular Phylogeny of the Parrots (Psittaciformes): Support for a Gondwanan Origin during the Cretaceous". Mol Biol Evol. 25 (10): 2141–2156. PMC 2727385Freely accessible. PMID 18653733. doi:10.1093/molbev/msn160.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  4. ^ a b c Ribas, C. C.; Miyaki, C. Y.; Cracraft, J. (2009). "Phylogenetic relationships, diversification and biogeography in Neotropical Brotogeris parakeets". Journal of Biogeography. 36: 1712–1729. 
  5. ^ a b Alderton, David (2003). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 196. ISBN 1-84309-164-X. 

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