Crimson-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura perlata

  • © Cal Martins

Crimson-bellied Parakeet is a resident of central Brazil, from western ParĂ¡ and eastern Amazonas south to Mato Grosso, and northeastern Bolivia. This is a colorful parrot with a dark brown head with buff flecking on the hindcrown and ear coverts; green shading into blue on the upper cheek; buff scaling on the sides of the neck and upper breast; and red on the lower breast, belly, shoulder and lesser underwing coverts. Blue appears on the flanks, thighs, vent, wing coverts and flight feathers, the wings and back are green, and the long tail is brownish red tail a blue tip. This parrot prefers the dense vegetation found in second growth and the edges of humid lowland forest. Crimson-bellied Parakeet has a varied diet that includes the fruit of such plants as Trema micrantha, and the flowers of Bertholletia excelsa and Dioclea glabra. Despite habitat loss in parts of its range, populations of Crimson-bellied Parakeet appear stable.

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© Curtis Marantz

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Crimson-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura perlata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: