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The Bonaire subspecies of the Brown-throated Parakeet (A. p. xanthogenia) has a richer yellow on the face that distinguishes it from the more faded yellow of the Aruba subspecies (A. p. arubensis). They are endemic to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao; the ABC islands, This photograph is of the Bonaire sub-species, with a more yellow head. They are feeding on the fruit a the columnar cacti in Washington Slagbaai National Park. These parakeets are not uncommon, but they are flighty, and will fly away if approached.
The definition of Psittaciformes is an order of zygodactyl birds comprising the parrots, amazons, cockatoos, lorikeets, lories, macaws, and parrakeets, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.
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- Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao, NA, & Roatan, Birds: Psittaciformes