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.