French: Maïpouri à tête noire German: Grünzügelpapagei Spanish: Lorito chirlecrés
Other common names:
Mexico; error = Caracas, Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. melanocephalus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – SE Colombia (E Vichada, NE Guainía) to NE Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil N of Amazon.
P. m. pallidus
(Berlepsch, 1889) – E of Andes from S Colombia (W Meta and Vaupés) to E Ecuador and NE Peru (W of R Ucayali, S to Pasco).
23 cm; 130–170 g. Forehead to nape black with rufous-orange band across hindneck; lores to below eye green; face, sides of neck and upper breast yellow; back and wings... read more
Flight call is a high-pitched and penetrating squealing “skeeea .. skeeea”. When perched, utters a... read more
Lowland humid tropical terra firme forest and seasonally flooded várzea... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of Caraipa densiflora, Hevea benthamiana, Guarea grandiflora, Pouroma guianensis and ... read more
Apr–May in Venezuela and Colombia; Oct–Nov in Surinam; Dec–Feb in French Guiana. Nest is hole in tree. Eggs probably 2. read more
Nomadic in French Guiana in response to food availability.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally common throughout range; vast areas of habitat remain. Little persecuted for international pet trade, but highly prized in... read more
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