Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Red-eared Parakeet (Pyrrhura hoematotis)


French: Conure à oreillons German: Blutohrsittich Spanish: Cotorra colirroja
Other common names: Red-eared Conure, Blood-eared Parakeet

Pyrrhura hoematotis


, 1857,



Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • P. h. immarginata J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1944 – Andes of NW Venezuela (SE Lara).
  • P. h. hoematotis Souancé, 1857 – coastal cordillera of N Venezuela (Aragua to Miranda).
  • Descriptive notes

    25 cm; 64–74 g. Generally green; forehead to mid-crown slaty, bare orbital ring white; ear-coverts bright terracotta; nape edged yellow; sides of neck greyish finely... read more


    Most common call is a series of harsh notes, e.g. “krree krree krree”, both in flight and perched.... read more


    Cloud forest, secondary forest, savanna woodland, edges and clearings with scattered trees in... read more

    Food and feeding

    Little information. Fruit, including cultivated Psidium guajava, blossoms, and the petioles of certain broad leaves, possibly for... read more


    Aug (wet season). No further information.


    Dry season movements occur to lower levels.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de la Costa Central EBA. Poorly-known. Common within its small range,... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Red-eared Parakeet (Pyrrhura hoematotis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 March 2018).