Psittacara erythrogenys | red-masked parakeet


Other Names: cherry-headed conure, the red-headed conure

The red-masked parakeet is a released cage bird first observed on the Big Island in 1988. These nomadic loud social birds forage along the Kona coast but roost and breed in pit craters at high elevations on Hualālai mountain. They now number in the hundreds and can be a pest to coffee farmers.

Hotspots for red-masked parakeet

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest


Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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