Burrowing parrots need cliffs of soft sandstone or limestone to dig their nest holes. Their numbers have declined in many areas owing to their habit of raiding crops.
Scientific name: Cyanoliseus patagonus
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Burrowing parrot can be found in a number of locations including: South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Burrowing parrot distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1