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.

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The Blue-headed Parrot is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The beautiful Blue-headed Parrot is easy to identify as an adult, when they have their fully developed their striking plumage! Blue-headed Pionus Contents * Scientific Name: * Distribution: * Description: * Size - Weight: * Care and feeding: * Social Behaviors: * Breeding/Reproduction: * Potential Problems: More

Blue-headed Parrot lays three to five white eggs in a tree cavity. Blue-headed Parrots are noisy birds and make light, high-pitched squeaking sweenk calls. They eat fruit and seeds, and sometimes grain. They roost communally in palm and other trees, and large numbers can be seen at the roost sites at dawn and dusk. Blue-headed Pionus parrots are popular as pets. Compared to other parrot species (Amazons for example) they are very quiet. They are affectionate, but not known for their talking ability. More

The Blue-headed Parrot is a medium-large parrot, averaging 11 inches (28 cm) in length and its weight range is between 200 to 260 grams. The plumage of the adult Blue Headed Pionus is generally green. The head, neck and upper breast are a deep blue. There is a red base on the feathers on their necks that show through. More

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The Blue-headed Parrot has a gentle nature, a quiet voice and is quite small. It makes an ideal pet and is eminently suitable for a child. The most frequently available member of the Pionus parrots, its requirements are simple. Diet should include a rather large proportions of small seeds such as canary, buckwheat and hemp (if available) in relation to the larger sunflower and safflower seed consumed in greater quantity by Amazons. Peanuts and pine nuts are also relished. More

When first hatched, Blue-headed parrots have flesh toned beaks. The upper mandible starts turning black first, then the lower mandible, and then the red spot on the upper mandible starts to appear. The beak changes are usually complete by 6 months of age, though the red may still get brighter over the first year. Health Concerns One unique feature of all pionus is a wheezing hissing sound they sometimes make when they are frightened. More

The Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus) a fairly common Amazon parrot, and is often spotted while on birding trips. The blue head is the distinguishing feature of this species. Top of page - ORANGE-WINGED PARROT - orange-winged parrot photo - Click on the image to return to the gallery The Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica) lives in low-lying forested areas around rivers and lakes. More

The Blue-headed Parrot is about 27 cm long and weighs 245 g. It is green with a blue head, neck and upper breast, red undertail, with some yellow on the wing coverts. Both male and female are alike, but immatures have less blue on the head. This Parrot lays three to four white eggs in a tree cavity.They love to eat fruit and seeds, and sometimes grain. Blue-headed Parrots are noisy birds and make light, high-pitched squeaking sweenkcalls. More

Immature Blue-headed parrots have several distinctive features. Until about one year of age they have very little blue. The blue that they do have is just blue edging on green feathers, and then only on the forehead. By one year of age they will have almost all of their blue coloring. However, the blue can become slightly more extensive at their 2nd year molt. More

Group of Blue-headed Parrots or Pionus at clay lick © Luiz Claudio Marigo | More

The Blue-headed parrot is easy to identify. They are about 11 inches with a short tail and stocky body. The entire body is green with the head and neck a bright blue. Some adults do have a small area of pink feathers at the throat. Underneath the tail are the typical red feathers found in all pionus species. More

Blue-Headed Parrots make their nests in hollow trees and generally forage in the lower canopy. They are very social birds and are usually seen in small flocks. Loud vocalizations between members of the same flock are common rainforest sounds. These birds are instrumental in the dispersal of rainforest seeds, which they commonly feed on in addition to nuts and fruit fibers. They have larger beaks than other parrot species, and their powerful beaks allow them to crack hard nut shells. More

Blue-headed Parrot) lacks pink throat feathers entirely, and they also have darker blue plumage. Like other Pionus species they have red feathers underneath their tails. They have dark grey legs and feet, and red markings on their mandibles. Immature birds may be distinguished by the fact that they have very little blue plumage on their heads. They will reach full coloring by 2 years, though after the first molt they usually have a significant increase in blue color. More

Blue-headed parrotBirds in Suriname = - Blue-headed parrot, Pionus menstruus in Suriname, Maitaca-de-cabe More

The Blue-headed Parrot lays three to four white eggs in a tree cavity. The Blue-headed Parrot also known as the Blue-headed Pionus, Pionus menstruus, is a medium large parrot. It is a resident breeding bird in tropical Central and South America, from Costa Rica and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Brazil. pets If you're a fan of the blue-headed parrot then check out the blue-headed parrots below. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Pionus
Species : menstruus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)