Red-billed Parrot (Pionus sordidus)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Oxapampa, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~28 cm (11 in). The Red-billed Parrot has a blue chest and a bright red bill. The undertail coverts are bright red. It is similar to the Speckle-faced Parrot, and the Blue-headed Parrot, but is distinguished by having a green head, a blue band on the breast, and bright red bill. It forages in the canopy of montane forests in pairs or in flocks.

Status: The Red-billed Parrot is uncommon on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1200-2500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Loro de Pico Rojo.

Sub-species: Red-billed Parrot (Pionus sordidus corallinus), Bonaparte, 1854.

Meaning of Name: Pionus: Gr. Pion, pionos= bulky, fat. sordidus: L. sordidulus= somewhat dirty.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 08/01/2015.