French: Pione à couronne blanche German: Glatzenkopfpapagei Spanish: Loro senil
NE Mexico (S Tamaulipas) S, mainly on Caribbean slope, to W Panama (Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro).
24 cm; 193–229 g. Lores, forehead and mid-crown white; bare orbital ring flesh yellow; face and nape dark green finely edged blue; upper breast patch white; remainder... read more
Flight call is a repeated, loud, strident “crreet!”. When perched, has a wider variety of ‘... read more
Humid tropical evergreen forest, pine-oak woodland and cloud forest, pine savanna, riverine forest... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, seeds and nuts such as ripening seeds of Inga, Erythrina, palms and Dendropanax.
Mar in Mexico; Feb–May in Belize, and probably also Guatemala; Jan–Apr in Costa Rica. Nest in hole in tree or, probably by... read more
Unclear patterns reported in Mexico, where in one winter (1950) all records were at 1250–1560... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally common, perhaps reaching maximum abundance in Costa Rica, where even in urban outskirts. Possibly now extinct in W Nicaragua... read more
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