Genus Pionopsitta


Pileated Parrot - Unlike all other species previously placed in the genus Pionopsitta, the Pileated Parrot does not have a contrasting brownish-olive chest, and recently it was established via mtDNA that it is indeed distinct enough for the others to be moved into a separate genus, Pyrilia, again making Pionopsitta monotypic. The plumage of the Pileated Parrot is overall green with bluish flight feathers, a faint brownish-maroon auricular patch and, in the male, a bright red forehead that extends down to just below the eyes.

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Pionopsitta