French: Pione à bec rouge German: Dunenkopfpapagei Spanish: Loro piquirrojo
Mexico; error = Venezuela.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. saturatus
Todd, 1915 – Santa Marta massif, in N Colombia.
P. s. ponsi
Aveledo & Ginés, 1950 – Santa Marta foothills (N Colombia) to NW Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá).
P. s. sordidus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – N Venezuela (Falcón and Lara E to Miranda).
P. s. antelius
Todd, 1947 – NE Venezuela (NE Anzoátegui, S Sucre, N Monagas).
P. s. corallinus
Bonaparte, 1854 – E Andes of Colombia S through E Ecuador to C Peru (Pasco) and Bolivia.
P. s. mindoensis
Chapman, 1925 – W Ecuador.
28 cm; 272 g. Entire head dull green heavily edged dull blue; bare orbital ring greyish; bill red; upper breast dull blue, with blue scaling on green below, shading to pink-... read more
Several flight calls described, apparently with a regional difference. Common calls include a... read more
Humid and wet submontane and lowland evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, cloud forest and gallery... read more
Food and feeding
No specific information; fruits and blossoms mentioned.
Feb–Apr in Colombia; Apr in Venezuela; Jan–May in Ecuador; Oct in Bolivia. Nest in hole in tree, in one case 6 m from ground,... read more
Local movements occur in dry season at Rancho Grande, N Venezuela, but only when little wind,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common in most of range, perhaps less numerous in W Ecuador but one of commonest parrots at 2000 m in La Paz, N Bolivia. Forest... read more
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