Project Orejiamarillo: a conservation initiative

  • Published source details Salaman P. et al. (2006) Proyecto Orejiamarillo: una iniciativa de conservación. Simposio: Estado del conocimiento de la biologê reproductiva de las especies de loros amenazados de Colombia con énfasis en iniciativas de conservación. II Congreso Colombiano de Zoologê.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for parrots

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for parrots

    A replicated study in 2006-7 at five montane sites in Colombia (Salaman et al. 2006) found that yellow-eared parrots Ognorhynchus icterotis rarely used artificial nest boxes provided, with one box occupied in 2006 and one in 2007, raising two fledglings each. A total of 42 nest boxes were built and hung 10-20 m above ground on Quindío wax palms Ceroxylum quindiuense lacking suitable nest cavities. Boxes were wooden and hexagonal, with 140 x 20 cm sites and a 10 cm entrance hole, with grooves inside to allow parrots to climb out.


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