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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Breeding behavior of Aratinga aurea (Psittacidae) in southwestern Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Author: Paranhos, SJ
de Araujo, CB
Machado, LOM
Abstract: Breeding behavior of Aratinga aurea (Psittacidae) in southwestern Minas Gerais, Brazil. The research was carried out from August 1995 to August 1998 in order to describe the breeding behavior of the Peach-fronted Parakeet Aratinga aurea in southwestern of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Aratinga aurea breeds mainly in terrestrial termitarium, and all nests found during the research were located in areas of high human disturbances. The eggs were mostly laid every three days, and the clutch size varied between two to five eggs. The mean size of the eggs is 21,02 x 26,83 mm (n = 29 eggs). The incubation period varied from 23 to 25 days and the hatching was asynchronous, with duration of five or six days. Nestlings fledged at 45-51 days after hatching. During all the reproductive period the couple visited the nests.
Subject: Breeding behavior
Psittacidae
termitarium nesting
Aratinga
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasileira Ornitologia
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2008
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