Parrots (Psittacidae)

Black-capped Parakeet (Pyrrhura rupicola) - HBW 4, p. 443

French: Conure à cape noire German: Schwarzkappensittich Spanish: Cotorra Capirotada
Other common names: Black-capped Conure, Rock Parakeet/Conure

Taxonomy: Conurus rupicola Tschudi, 1844, Peru.
An apparent hybrid of present species with P. molinae has been taken in SE Peru, indicating these forms possibly conspecific, but substantial differences remain. Both describers of race sandiae were evidently sceptical of its distinctness. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rupicola (Tschudi, 1844) - C Peru.
  • sandiae Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1944 - SE Peru, extreme W Brazil and N Bolivia.