French: Caïque de Barraband German: Goldwangenpapagei Spanish: Lorito carinaranja
May form a parapatric species-trio with P. caica and P. vulturina. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. barrabandi
(Kuhl, 1820) – S & SE Colombia and S Venezuela to Brazil N of Amazon (E to R Negro).
P. b. aurantiigena
(Gyldenstolpe, 1951) – E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia to W Brazil S of Amazon (E to R Madeira and W Mato Grosso).
25 cm; 165–190 g (mean also given as 140 g). Head black circumscribing large orange-yellow malar patch and white bare orbital ring; throat and upper breast olive-yellow... read more
Most common call is a reedy, almost bisyllabic “chureee” (somewhat reminiscent of Pionus... read more
Like P. caica a bird of primary lowland terra firme forest, but sometimes also in... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and fruits: of six food-plants, three were Moraceae (Ficus, Pourouma and Pseudolmedia), two Leguminosae (... read more
Probably Sept–Oct in E of range, based on immatures in Feb. No further data.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. Generally uncommon and local, but occasionally frequent to numerous in W parts of range, e.g. N... read more
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