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Blue-headed Parrot

Blue-headed Parrot

Scientific name: Pionus menstruus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Psittacidae

Also called Blue-headed Pionus

The Blue-headed Parrot is a resident bird in tropical and subtropical South America and southern Central America, from Costa Rica, Venezuela and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Brazil. It is named for its medium-blue head and neck.

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.

They 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.


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