Black-crowned Parrot (Pionites melanocephala) - HBW 4, p. 457
French: Caïque maïpourri
Spanish: Lorito Chirlecrés
Other common names: Black-headed Parrot/Caique
Taxonomy: Psittacus melanocephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Mexico; error = Caracas, Venezuela.
Forms a parapatric species pair with P. leucogaster. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- melanocephala (Linnaeus, 1758) - SE Colombia to NE Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil N of Amazon.
- pallida (Berlepsch, 1889) - S Colombia W & E of Andes S to E Ecuador and NE Peru.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
A bird feeding at a feeder. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 5 years ago 31 sec 4.4
A bird foraging in a tree, eventually flying away. Locality Zanderij International Airport, Para District, Suriname (ssp melanocephala)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 12 June 2011 2 years ago 31 sec 4.2
bird on the top of a tree Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Keith and Lynn Youngs 26 November 2008 1 year ago 20 sec 4
A below sight of a bird standing on a branch Locality Río Grande, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela (ssp melanocephala)
DAVID ASCANIO 30 April 2003 6 years ago 18 sec 3.8
2 birds fighting Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 4 years ago 47 sec 3.5
A perched bird, calling. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 5 years ago 30 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 16 photos
Locality Regina, French Guiana
Garlu 28 weeks ago 4.3
An adult seen from below.
Locality Shiripuno Lodge, Pastaza Province, Ecuador (ssp pallida)
Ken Havard 1 October 2013 45 weeks ago 4
Cría de Caique melanocephala recién nacida / Newborn
Locality Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp melanocephala)
Gonzalo Blanco 1 January 2009 3 years ago 4
adult - Macouria zoo
Locality Macouria, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 22 January 2009 4 years ago 4
Adult bird head.
Locality Amazon World Zoo Park, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 16 May 2010 2 years ago 3.9
A bird walking along a pole.
Locality Delta Amacuro, Venezuela (ssp melanocephala)
philgunson 28 December 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Calls, first perched, then taking off. Locality El Paují, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 30 July 2002 21 weeks ago 4
Calls when perched Locality ACTS Lodge, Loreto Department, Peru
Peter Boesman 24 July 2010 21 weeks ago 4
Calls from a group of birds. Locality Mana, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 2 May 2010 4 years ago 4
Some inds perched at top of a palm. Locality Río Grande, Imataca Forest Reserve, Venezuela
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 21 February 2009 4 years ago 3