February 15, 2017

Check Out Brotogeris World!


Photo courtesy of Brotogeris World

If you haven't already found her web site, check out Brotogeris World! Bird breeder Luana is devoted to the continuation of members of this South American Brotogeris genus. Members of the Brotogeris family that are raised here, for those who are interested in providing a forever home for one of these sweet birds, are:
  • Grey-cheeked parakeet
  • Orange-chinned parakeet
  • Yellow-chevroned parakeet (formerly canary-winged parakeet)
  • White-winged parakeet
  • Colbalt-winged parakeet
  • Golden-winged parakeet

June 8, 2013

White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus)

Old classification:
Canary-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus versicolurus)

New classification:
White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) = yellow and white on the wing span

Photo via animalphotos.me
White Wing Publications:
  • Brightsmith, Donald. "White-winged and Yellow-chevroned Parakeets" in Poole, A. and F. Gill, eds., The Birds of North America, No. 385-387, National Academy of Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.
  • Diamond, Jared M. and John W. Terborgh. "Observations on Bird Distribution and Feeding Assemblages Along the Rio Callaria, Deptment of Loreto, Peru," The Wilson Bulletin," (Sep. 1967) 79:273-282 (re: B. versicolorus: 276,280).
  • Leck, Charles F. "Observations of birds at Cecropia trees in Puerto Rico," The Wilson Bulletin," (Dec. 1972) 84:498-500 (re: B. versicolorus).
  • Also see the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet page. Canary-winged parakeets (now called Yellow-chevroned) and White-winged parakeets were often grouped together as the same bird, so many articles may be about both of these Brotogeris parakeets.

Yellow-Chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri)

Old classification:
Canary-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus chiriri)

New classification:
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri) = yellow chevron mark on wing span (no white)

Photo via bib.ge
Print Resources:
  • Arrowood, Patricia C. "Importation and Status of Canary-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris versicolorus) P.L.S. Muller) in California," in Conservation of New World Parrots (1981): 425-429.
  • "Back Talk: Canary Wings--They Love L.A.," Bird Talk, 19 (Sept. 2000): 4.
  • Brightsmith, Donald. "What Eats Parrots?" Bird Talk, Feb. 2000.
  • Brightsmith, Donald. "White-winged and Yellow-chevroned Parakeets" in Poole, A. and F. Gill, eds., The Birds of North America, No. 385-387, National Academy of Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.
  • Brightsmith, Donald. "Wild Science: Great Escapes: Canary-Winged Parakeet," Bird Talk, 19 (June 2000): 26-33.
  • "Dear Bird Breeder: Feral Flocks of Brotogeris," Bird Breeder, 67 (Feb. 1995): 8.
  • Davis, B. "Canary-wings Rear One Youngster," Cage and Aviary Birds, 18 (Jan. 1979): 6.
  • DeLucca, E.J., L.R. Shirley and C. Lanier. "Karyotype Studies in Twenty-two Species of Parrots (Psittaciformes: Aves)," Revista Brasileira de Genetica, 14 (1991): 73-98 (mentions Tui and canary wing).
  • Doolen, Mike and Nancy Doolen. "Ask the Experts: Psittacine Territoriality," Bird Talk, 8 (Aug. 1990): 22. (re: canary wing)
  • "Fancy Talk: Canary Wing Parakeets," Bird Talk, 5 (Jun. 1987): 87-88.
  • Gallerstein, Gary A. The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook, New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1994): 276 (briefy mentions canary wing).
  • Gaskin, Jack M. "Herpesvirus Infections" in Companion Bird Medicine, ed. Elisha W. Burr, Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press (1987): 107-110 (canary wing: 109).
  • Harris, Robbie. "Breeding the Canary-Winged Parakeet," Bird Breeder, Oct. 1996, v. 68, no. 5, p. 24-27.
  • Harris, Robbie. "Canary Wings Revisited," Bird Breeder, 69 (Apr. 1997): 4.
  • Koepcke, Marie. The Birds of the Department of Lima, Peru, 2nd ed., Newtown Square, PA: Harwood Books, 1988: 75 (mentions canary wing).
  • Kricher, John C. A Neotropical Companion, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989: 261 (canary wing) & 234-235 (orange chin).
  • Leck, Charles F. "Observations of birds at Cecropia trees in Puerto Rico," The Wilson Bulletin," (Dec. 1972) 84:498-500 (re: B. versicolorus).
  • Mizera, Richard. "Small Birds: Take Flight With the Canary Wing," Bird Talk, 20 (July 2002): p. 74-75.
  • Molenda, Sandee L. "The Affectionate Canary-winged Parakeet."
  • Morlan, Joe. "Feral Parrot Populations in San Francisco."
  • Navas, J.R. and N.A. Bo, N.A. "The Distribution of the Canary-winged Parakeet in Argentina," Hornero, 14 (1996): 90-92.
  • "The Next Box: Canary Winged Parakeets," Bird Talk, 7 (May 1989): 70.
  • Owre, Oscar T. "A Consideration of the Exotic Avifauna of Southeastern Florida," The Wilson Bulletin," (Dec. 1973) 85:491-500 (B. jugularis: 494, 502/: 492, 502,506-508).
  • Polinski, Yvonne. "Handling BeeBee," Bird Talk, 10 (Feb. 1992): 106-107 (re: canary wing).
  • Porter, Stephanie. "Mailbag: Canary-wing Sighting." Bird Talk (Nov. 2006): 4.
  • Samuelson, Phillip. "Iquitos, Peru: A Bird Lover's Paradise," Bird Talk, 15 (April 1997): 30-32,34-38,40 (briefly mentions Tui & canary wing).
  • Skinner, Martin. The Proper Care of Parrots, Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1992: 128-129 (canary-wing photo & caption).
  • VanDerHeyden, Nicole. "Avian Tuberculosis: Diagnosis and Attempted Treatment," Proceedings of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (1986): 203-214 (mentions grey cheek and canary wing).
  • Vane, E.N.T. "Breeding the Canary-winged Parrakeet (sic)," Avicultural Magazine, 60 (1954): 227-231.
  • Vriends, Matthew M. "Canary-Winged Parakeets and Other Brotogeris," American Cage-Bird Magazine, 62 (Oct. 1990): 58-59.
  • Wiley, James W., F.R. Noel, F.R. Synder; and Rosemarie S. Gnam "Reintroduction as a Conservation Strategy for Parrots" in New World Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation Biology, 1988: 168-171 (mentions canary wings).
  • Vriends, Matthew M. Simon & Schuster's Guide to Pet Birds, New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1984 (canary wing: 170/orange chin: 171).