Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) - HBW 4, p. 445
French: Conure veuve
Spanish: Cotorra Argentina
Other common names: Quaker/Grey-breasted Parakeet
Taxonomy: Psittacus monachus Boddaert, 1783, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Forms superspecies with M. luchsi, with which commonly considered conspecific. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cotorra (Vieillot, 1818) - S Bolivia, Paraguay, S Brazil and NW Argentina.
- monachus (Boddaert, 1783) - SE Brazil, Uruguay and NE Argentina.
- calita (Jardine & Selby, 1830) - W Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 56 videos
A bird calling from a branch near the nest. Locality Ceibas, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp monachus)
Josep del Hoyo 24 September 2008 4 years ago 33 sec 4.6
A bird arriving to the nest and arranging it Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp cotorra)
Yaiza Aragón 20 March 2008 5 years ago 35 sec 4.4
A bird eating a fig. Locality Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Pere Sugranyes 13 August 2007 4 years ago 24 sec 4.3
Bird in Espinal forest Locality San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 21 April 2013 7 weeks ago 30 sec 4.3
Main breeding colony in Brussels Locality Brussels, Belgium
Pascal Vagner 5 March 2011 2 years ago 46 sec 3.9
Bird eating grass. Locality Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA (United States)
Antonio Silveira 3 July 2012 43 weeks ago 24 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 90 photos
Individual perched on a wrought iron fence.
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 16 February 2010 3 years ago 4.5
An adult feeding on the ground.
Locality Roma, Lazio Region, Italy
Marianna Di Santo 22 August 2009 2 years ago 4.3
Couple of feral birds on a branch
Locality San Román de los Montes, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Rafael Merchante 10 November 2011 8 weeks ago 4
A group feeding
Locality Madrid, Spain
Eduardo Tejeda Lima 20 January 2013 20 weeks ago 4
4 birds flying
Locality Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
Georges Olioso 21 January 2011 1 year ago 4
Adult eating meat in Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, Neotropical
Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 25 September 2010 2 years ago 4
Birds in flight Locality Estancia El Bagual, Formosa Province, Argentina
Nacho Areta 3 years ago 4
Bird calling Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Jonathan Beilby 3 August 2008 3 years ago 3
Several birds singing near a several nests on Eucalyptus sp. Locality José Ignacio, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 17 July 2012 47 weeks ago 0