Bald Parrot (Pyrilia aurantiocephala)

Bald Parrot

Bald Parrot

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Pyrilia aurantiocephala | [authority] Gaban-Lima, Raposo and Hofling, 2002 | [UK] Bald Parrot | [FR] Chipiu cesar | [DE] Kahlkkopf-Papegei | [ES] Lorito calva | [NL] Oranjekoppapegaai | [copyright picture] Frederico Lencioni


Genus Species subspecies Region Range
Pionopsitta aurantiocephala
Pyrilia aurantiocephala SA c Brazil


The genus Pyrilia is composed of seven known species allopatrically distributed in Central and South America: P. haematotis; P. coccinicollaris; P. pulchra; P. pyrilia; P. barrabandi; P. caica; and P.
vulturina. The last three species occur in the Amazon basin. Pionopsitta barrabandi is distributed along the western portion of the Amazon basin, extending from southern Venezuela to northeastern Mato Grosso (Brazil), and westwards as far as eastern Ecuador. Pionopsitta caica occurs from southeastern Venezuela to Guyana, and in the Brazilian states of Roraima and Amapa, on the left bank of the lower Amazon River. P. vulturina is distributed south of the Amazon River, from the Gurupi River to the Madeira River and southwards as far as Serra do Cachimbo. Pionopsitta is a genus in the Family Psittacidae. Recent DNA results show that Pileated Parrot is genetically far from the rest of the species currently included in Pionopsitta. The SACC has followed suit so that Pileated Parrot is the only remaining member of this genus while the rest are placed in genus Pyrilia.

Physical charateristics

Both adults in general yellow/green; orange head bare; green/yellow hindneck; orange/yellow bend of wing and scapulars; red carpal edge and underwing coverts; dull olive/yellow upper breast; yellow thighs. Bill dark grey with orange at base of upper mandible. Eye orange.

Listen to the sound of Bald Parrot

[audio: Parrot.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

recorded by Bradley Davis

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South America : Central Brazil. Gypopsitta aurantiocephala is known only from a few localities encompassing the Lower Madeira and Upper Tapaj

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