IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Biology

Very little is known about the biology of this forest-dwelling parrot. Parrots typically have narrow and pointed wings, which enables them to fly with speed and agility through the forest as they search for food (5). This species is known to feed on fruit, particularly bananas, as well as rice and the flowers and seeds of growing corn (2). The little information available regarding breeding in the green racquet-tail suggests that the main breeding season may fall in April and May; a female collected in April contained an egg almost ready for laying, and a young individual has been seen in May (6).

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