Burrowing Parakeet

The Burrowing Parakeet (Cyanoliseus patagonus), also known as the Patagonian Conure, is a species of bird that is mainly found in Argentina. There is a reduced population that exists in Chile as well. Some Argentine populations migrate to Uruguay for the winter months. Sometimes strong winds from the west will bring some birds as far as the Falkland Islands. Its habitat is the arid bush steppe region known as Monte.

This species is highly monogamous and breeding pairs mate for life. Genetic testing has shown that this species is one of the few animals that is genetically monogamous with a socially monogamous mating structure.

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