Cataña or Austral Parakeet

May 27th, 2010 Posted in day to day, fauna, lifestyle

Written by Shanie

The Cataña, Enicognathus ferrugineus — also known as the Austral Parakeet, Austral Conure or Emerald Parakeet — is one of my favorite species of Patagonian birds. I have been trying the entire time I have lived here to get a picture of these swift flying beauties, but, until now, have failed. Not that these are my best shots, I at least have their stunning colors recorded for my later pleasure when I live elsewhere.

Known to live in both the southern sectors of Chile and Argentina, these colorful feathered friends are actually parrots. They enjoy flying in large groups, numbering from the teens to 100s. They are chatterbugs as they fly about; their chirping heard from afar as they fly from tree to tree.

The Cataña enjoys living in forested areas. Aiding in its diet of budding leaves, grass, berries and seeds, they especially like the southern beech Nothofagus tree, as well as the Araucaria, as seen in these pictures. They also use the wooded areas as their home, taking refuge within the bark of trees. They are also known to frequent farm areas and sagebrush.

For me, the Cataña is a precious part to Patagonia that I so appreciate. Having two Araucania trees in our yard, they frequent the property with their positive energy and song that can be heard from so very far away. There are times when they pass by my office window at just the right time…helping me find that word that I was searching for…or telling me it is time to drop what I am doing and get outside.

And I am not one to say no to Mother Nature’s creatures.

  1. 9 Responses to “Cataña or Austral Parakeet”

  2. By Efren Stolley on Aug 8, 2011

    Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  3. By learn more on May 3, 2012

    Young athletes on the Spar Sprints programme taste life as an athlete at the European Indoors

  4. By Best Flight Simulator Game on Nov 2, 2012

    Hello very cool blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds additionally…I am satisfied to find a lot of useful information right here within the publish, we want develop extra strategies on this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  5. By new WordPress designer software on Oct 26, 2014

    For the past 6 weeks I have been looking on the web in search of
    sites with info regarding wordpress website builder and
    ended up on “ ? Blog Archive ? Cataña or Austral Parakeet”.
    Thank you for providing this useful entry. I really
    want to say thanks, this post is totally what I wanted.

  6. By website on Nov 16, 2014

    I know this web page gives quality depending articles and additional material, is there any other website which gives these kinds of data in quality?

  7. By Jocelyn on Dec 16, 2014

    ” That question is then usually followed by the second most frequently asked query which is, “What do Andalusian horses
    do. The Spanish government has set the minimum height
    for registration in Spain at 15. Ultra convex and concave profiles are discouraged in the
    breed, and are penalized in breed shows.

  8. By Alissa on Dec 26, 2014

    The authors of the study theorized that these characteristics of the breed’s trot may contribute to their success as a riding and dressage horse.

    Horse is one of intelligence and tolerance and willingness.

    They have been carefully bred for centuries.

  9. By on Aug 31, 2016

    Post it on Wikipedia, then some one else post it as a "today I learned" then use the "today I learned" as a reference to confirm your Wikipedia boom your lie just became

  1. 1 Trackback(s)

  2. Jun 22, 2010: » Blog Archive » The Elusive Austral Parakeet

Post a Comment