Pearly Parakeet Pyrrhura lepida

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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  • © Marlos Menêzes

The Pearly Parakeet is found locally in north central Brazil in Pará and Maranhão. These beautiful parrots are green with a dark brown head, mottled buff nape and ear-coverts, blue-green cheeks, have buff scaling on the mid-breast and a blue-green suffusion on the flanks and thighs. These birds generally inhabitant humid terra firme forest, forest edge and second growth, but at times can be found in clearings adjacent to forest. Although fairly tolerant of human disturbance, Pearly Parakeets have suffered serious habitat loss in parts of their range, and the race coerulescens is thought to be approaching extinction.

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© Curtis Marantz

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

Recommended Citation

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