(syn. Pyrilia Ϯ Vulturine Parrot P. vulturina) Gr. γυψ gups, γυπος gupos  vulture; Mod. L. psitta  parrot   < Gr. ψιττακη psittakē   parrot; "102. Psittacus vulturinus Illiger.  Patria: Brasilia.  Viridi splendens; capite calvo, nigricante; abdomine smaragdino; torque cervicali rectricumque vexillis internis flavis, pectore olivaceoflavicante; alarum tectricibus inferioribus coccineis, humeris aurantiis; collo postico nigricante; remigibus coerulescentinigris, marginibus apicem versus flavis; caudae apice coeruleo." (Kuhl 1820); "25. Gypopsitta, Bp.  112. vulturina, Wagl." (Bonaparte 1856); "head naked, or, rather, covered with hairs  ...  the hairs are black on the black skin, and whitish on the forehead and lores" (Salvadori 1891); "Gypopsitta Bonaparte, Naumannia, 6, 1856, Beilage no. 1, Consp. Psitt., genus 25. Type, by monotypy, Psittacus vulturinus Wagler = Psittacus vulturinus Kuhl." (Peters 1937, III, 213).   Var. Gypopsittacus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).