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Speckle-faced Parrot Pionus tumultuosus

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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The Speckle-faced Parrot is a highland representative of the widespread neotropical parrot genus Pionus. It occurs from Venezuela to Bolivia in the upper elevation of humid montane forest, often to tree line where it presumably feeds on fruits and seeds, though its natural history is virtually unrecorded. The Red-billed Parrot, a congener, I also distributed along the Andes, but occupies lower elevation forest and where their elevational ranges overlap (1500-2000m) they are easily separated by bill color.

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

Recommended Citation

Speckle-faced Parrot (Pionus tumultuosus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/spfpar1