Commonly separated in genus Gypopsitta on basis of bare head of adult, but this character probably of little or no taxonomic significance; in other respects this species clearly belongs in Pyrilia and, indeed, may form a parapatric species-trio with P. barrabandi and P. caica. Monotypic.
N Brazil S of Amazon from R Madeira E to NW Maranhão.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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