French: Pione noire German: Glanzflügelpapagei Spanish: Loro alibronceado
Andes of W Venezuela and Sierra de Perijá S through Colombia and Ecuador to NW Peru (Tumbes and Piura).
28–29 cm; 210 g. Head and neck bronze-brown to very dark navy blue with bare orbital ring flesh, bill yellow, and chin flecked white with pink scaly bib below on deep... read more
Flight call is a somewhat nasal “cheh” or “rreh”, or a bisyllabic “wi-cheh”. When perched, has a... read more
Humid foothill and highland cloud forest, borders, partially cleared areas with scattered trees,... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly documented. Seen feeding on fruits of Guazuma ulmifolia and Musa sp. (bananas), and flushed from fruiting ... read more
Mar–May in Colombia. Nest in hole in dead tree. In captivity: two eggs, size 29·3 mm × 23·7 mm; incubation 26... read more
Nomadic at least in Colombia, where populations on W slope of E Andes and E slope of W Andes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Although at least recently locally common in SW Colombia and W Ecuador, on “Blue List” for former and threatened in latter by... read more
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