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White-bellied Parrot Pionites leucogaster

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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The White-bellied Parrot is an attractive medium-sized parrot of the southern Amazon. It has three subspecies which are all easily separated from other parrots by their shockingly pale lemon-orange head, pale green back and white underparts. It is sister to the Black-crowned Parrot which is distributed north of the Amazon. These two species had long be exemplary northbank-southbank Amazonian replacement species but recent surveys in western Amazonia have shown them to cross their putative river boundaries and occur on the same-side of the river where hybridization may occur. Its primary habitat is humid lowland forest, particularly seasonally flooded forest, where it presumably feeds on fruits and seeds.

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© Ted Parker

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

Recommended Citation

White-bellied Parrot (Pionites leucogaster), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: