French: Caïque à capuchon German: Grauwangenpapagei Spanish: Lorito encapuchado
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Vera Paz, Guatemala
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. haematotis
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1860) – SE Mexico (S Veracruz, N Oaxaca) through N Guatemala to W Panama.
P. h. coccinicollaris
(Lawrence, 1862) – EC Panama (E from Canal area) to NW Colombia (NW Chocó, SW Córdoba).
21–23 cm; 145–150 g. Reddish-brown crown and ear-coverts with pinkish-red auricular patch, with white nares and orbital ring; nape and breast dull olive-yellow;... read more
Flight call is a clear chirruping “kee-reek” or “curicu-reek”, sometimes alternating with sharp... read more
Humid evergreen and cloud forest and borders, mature second growth, in lowlands and lower... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and seeds of various trees and epiphytes, e.g. Ficus, Heliocarpus, Croton, Erythrina, plus... read more
Breeding condition birds taken in Feb in Mexico, May–Jul in Guatemala, and Aug in Panama. Nest in hole in tree. No further... read more
Birds found above 1200 m thought perhaps to be seasonal migrants, but in Costa Rica breeding may... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Although there must have been a decline from habitat loss, this bird is fairly common over much of range and suffers very little... read more
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