Check List 8(3): 572-574, doi: 10.15560/8.3.572
Brotogeris versicolorus (Statius Müller, 1776) (Aves: Psittacidae): introduced established population in Ecuador
expand article infoJuan F. Freile, Jaime A. Salas§, Alejandro Solano-Ugalde|, Ronald Navarrete
‡ Fundación Numashir, Ecuador§ Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador| Fundación Imaymana, Ecuador¶ Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, Ecuador
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We report the first confirmed evidence of a feral introduced population of Brotogeris versicolorus (Statius Müller, 1776) in Guayaquil city, Ecuador, as part of the World Parrot Count led by City Parrots. A total of 216 individuals were counted, at two places within the city, but no direct evidence of breeding was found. A previously unpublished photograph suggesting nesting activity is also presented, along with brief comments on previous and additional observations and the conservation implications of this recently established feral species.