Psittacidae, Rafinesque, 1815

Somenzari, Marina, Amaral, Priscilla Prudente do, Cueto, Víctor R., Guaraldo, André de Camargo, Jahn, Alex E., Lima, Diego Mendes, Lima, Pedro Cerqueira, Lugarini, Camile, Machado, Caio Graco, Martinez, Jaime, Nascimento, João Luiz Xavier do, Pacheco, José Fernando, Paludo, Danielle, Prestes, Nêmora Pauletti, Serafini, Patrícia Pereira, Silveira, Luís Fábio, Sousa, Antônio Emanuel Barreto Alves de, Sousa, Nathália Alves de, Souza, Manuella Andrade de, Telino-Júnior, Wallace Rodrigues & Whitney, Bret Myers, 2018, An overview of migratory birds in Brazil, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 58, pp. 1-66: 17

publication ID 10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.03

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Amazona pretrei (MGT)   : endemic to Brazil and occurs in SC and RS. Breeding grounds are known for this species only in RS ( Belton, 1984; Prestes et al., 1997). After leaving the breeding areas in several regions of RS, the entire population performs a longitudinal and altitudinal migration from January, searching for a larger supply of Araucaria angustifolia   seeds, to northeastern RS and from there to southeastern SC ( Martinez & Prestes, 2002) when juveniles are already part of the flock. The return to its breeding areas occurs between June and August, depending on the availability and duration of the pine season in the highlands of SC ( Prestes & Martinez, 2008). Photographic records (WikiAves, 2016) and field data (N.P. Prestes & J. Martinez, pers. obs.) show the presence of this species in SC from January to June and in RS almost in every month, but with few records in April and May.