Genus Pionus


Bronze-winged Parrot - It is mainly dark with a whitish chin patch and its upper chest is speckled with pink feathers. It has short red undertail feathers. The rump, tail and wings are dark blue with lighter blue underwings. The head is dark blue-green; the mantle, back and underparts are dark bronze-green with some blue tipped feathers and sometimes scattered red feathers. Its beak is pale yellow. In adults the ring of bare skin around the eyes is pink. Juveniles have whitish eyerings and their underparts are brownish.


Dusky Parrot - It is found in the Guianas, and regions of the eastern Amazon Basin in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela; also a northern border region of Colombia.


Scaly-headed Parrot - It is found in eastern Brazil, central and eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. It is found in a wide range of wooded habitats, from humid subtropical forest to arid Caatinga. It is remains fairly common throughout a large part of its range. It is typically seen in pairs or small flocks. The scaling to the head for which it is named is typically far less distinct than the bright red undertail coverts .

Blue-headed Parrot - Its habitat is forest and semi-open country, including cultivated areas. It is largely restricted to humid or semi-humid regions, but locally extends into drier habitats, at least along rivers. The Blue-headed Parrot lays three to five white eggs in a tree cavity.


White-crowned Parrot - It is found in lowlands and foothills locally up to 1600 m altitude in forest canopy and edges, and adjacent semi-open woodland and second growth. The 3-6 white eggs are laid in an unlined nest, usually a natural cavity in a tree or a hollow palm stub.


Plum-crowned Parrot - The Speckle-faced Parrot is a species of parrot from the humid Andean forests from Colombia, through Ecuador and Peru, to Bolivia. It is sometimes split into two species, in which case the southern Pionus tumultuosus retains the common name Speckle-faced Parrot or is re-named Plum-crowned Parrot or Plum-crowned Pionus, while the northern Pionus seniloides is referred to as the White-capped Parrot or White-headed Pionus . The two were originally described as separate species, are morphologically distinctive, and there is no evidence of intergradation, but this in itself is not remarkable, as their distributions are separated by a gap of approx. 150 km.

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Pionus