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.

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The Plum-crowned 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 Plum-crowned Parrot (Pionus tumultuosus) is known under a variety of names, including Plum-headed Parrot, White-capped Parrot, White-headed Parrot or Speckle-faced Parrot. The Plum-crowned parrot is probably the most rare and most controversial of the Pionus genus. More

Plum-crowned Parrot (Pionus tumultuosus seniloides) but this is controversial and it is sometimes classified as the separate species, Pionus seniloides. Description: The White-headed Parrot averages 12 inches (30 cm) in length. Its plumage is mostly green. The forehead and crown are whitish-grey with salmon-colored edging. The back of the head, nape and the side of the neck are greyish-blue with a white base and violet-black edging. The ear-coverts are dark grey with whitish-pink center. More

Plum-crowned Parrot (Pionus tumultosis) in captivity Credit: © Anthony Snell photos Photos videoVideo 1 eNewsletter SIGNUP FOR EMAIL UPDATES Did You Know?The Plum-crowned Parrot is also called the Restless Parrot, due to its flighty, nervous behaviour. Species Profile Genus: Pionus Species: tumultuosus Size: Adult Weight: 29cm (11. More

Plum-crowned Parrot in bush © Daniel Blanco Plum-crowned Parrot (Pionus tumultosis) in captivity © Anthony Snell Profile of Plum-crowned Pionus parrot (Pionus tumultosis) © Jonker/Innemee Araproject | Profile of Plum-crowned Pionus parrot (Pionus tumultosis) © Jonker/Innemee Araproject | http://www.araproject. More

The Plum-crowned parrot, Pionus tumultousus, is perhaps the most rare and most controversial of the Pionus genus. Occurring primarily in Andean Bolivia (La Paz to Cochabamba) and Peru, this species is found at altitudes ranging from 2,000 More

Plum-crowned parrot at heights of 3300m along the Andean slopes. Also an inhabitant of the heights is Pionus sordidus the Coral-billed parrot, recorded up to 2400m. Their young also carry a heavy down. Within a few days of hatching their mandible takes on a coral pink hue, hence their nickname Coral-bill. This parrot is not as difficult to maintain as the Plum-crown, but it cannot tolerate second rate accommodation. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Pionus
Species : tumultuosus
Authority : (Tschudi, 1844)