French: Pione de Maximilien German: Maximilianpapagei Spanish: Loro choclero
Viçosa on the Rio Peruhype, south of Caravellas, Bahia, Brazil.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. maximiliani
(Kuhl, 1820) – NE & CE Brazil (Ceará and Piauí to NE Goiás and Bahia).
P. m. siy
Souancé, 1856 – C & SE Bolivia, Paraguay (except E) and CW Brazil (Mato Grosso) to N Argentina (C Salta, N Santa Fe, NW Corrientes).
P. m. lacerus
Heine, 1884 – NW Argentina in S Salta, Tucumán and E Catamarca.
P. m. melanoblepharus
Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920 – SE Brazil (Minas Gerais to N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes).
25–29 cm; 233–293 g. Forehead and mid-crown blackish brown offsetting white half-rings above and below eye, rest of head, nape and upper back dark greenish bronze... read more
Most common flight call is a repeated bisyllabic “cra-cheh”, sometimes simply “crreeh” or “cheh”.... read more
Evergreen and semideciduous forest and open scrub woodland, favouring deciduous and gallery... read more
Food and feeding
In one forest, 38 plant species from 18 families, with legumes (Fabaceae, notably Erythrina, Mimosaceae, notably Inga and... read more
Oct in Paraguay; Nov in São Paulo; recently fledged bird in Dec in Minas Gerais. Nest a hole in tree. In captivity: 4–5 eggs;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Although relatively infrequent in N reaches of range, common from Bahia southwards, reaching high densities in certain areas of São... read more
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