Barred Parakeet mutation
The barred parakeet, also known as lineolated parakeet, Catherine parakeet or 'linnies' for short, is a smallparrot found disjunctly in highland forests from southern Mexico to Panama, in the Andes from western Venezuela to southern Peruand Bolivia, the Santa Marta Mountains in Colombia and the Venezuelan Coastal Range. Its plumage is mostly green with multiple black and dark green stripes or bars, and it has a pale-horn coloured beak. The dark stripes vary in prominence between its two subspecies. Several colour mutants are available in aviculture.
Their habitat is the forests and mountains up to 2000 m above sea level or so. They spend some of their time on the ground, but sleep high in the trees. They are tolerant of cold and have been seen taking snow baths. The barred parakeet has a large population that is thought to be stable.
It nests in tree holes, usually in December, building a comfortable, padded room of hatching, carpeted with various materials transported between the pens. It lays 4-7 eggs that are incubated for 22 days.
Feeding:They eat fruit, dried and germinated seeds, and insect larvae.