The quarantine does not stop generating surprising news, as far as animal life is concerned. After the wild animal rides through the streets of the main cities of the world, different appearances began to appear species believed to be extinct and others that may well be classified as “novel“
This last group includes the choroy parrot, usual in Chile but had no presence in Argentina. A copy was photographed for the first time in the country while feeding on wild apples in the Neuquen town of Aluminé.
The choroy, whose scientific name is “Enicognathus leptorhynchus”, it is a parrot endemic to Chile (it resides only between the Valparaíso region and the island of Chiloé, and in some cases in the Aisén area) which is adapted to Patagonian forests.
The “Enicognathus leptorhynchus” is considered one of the smartest species since he developed his own language and has great capacity to imitate human sounds. In addition, it is a long-lived bird, they can live up to 60 years.
Among the hypotheses that are handled about the presence of this species in the Argentine town, the biologist Juan Manuel Girini explained that “at the end of the summer, the choroy must have been at a border crossing and with the altitude migrations that the Cachañas make, it was mixed with some flock and went down to town. “
However, he pointed out that there is also the possibility that it is a specimen that “has been released or has escaped”, because “parrots are used as pets and cachaña and choroy do not escape this generality.”
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