Part of the Pyrrhura picta–leucotis complex (see P. picta). Differs from adjacent P. roseifrons in characters given under that species; differs from P. snethlageae in lack of blue on forehead and frontal supercilium (2), lack of red on cheek (3), broad (halberd-shaped) vs narrow (dagger-shaped) dark centres of breast feathers (3); differs from P. amazonum in lack of blue on forehead and frontal supercilium (2), lack of red on cheek (3), duller, greyish vs strong buffy-cinnamon ear-coverts (2). Monotypic.
NW Brazil: known only from Tefé district and R Purus, in Amazonas, perhaps extending farther S#R.
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Status and conservation
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