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 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
A bird feeding at a feeder. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 31 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
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 3.7
A below view of a bird on its perch Locality Cuyuní River Road, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp melanocephala)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2003 6 years ago 24 sec 3.3
Two individuals perched together in a tree Locality Río Grande, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela (ssp melanocephala)
DAVID ASCANIO 30 April 2003 6 years ago 28 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 16 photos
Locality Regina, French Guiana
Garlu 8 weeks ago 4.3
An adult seen from below.
Locality Shiripuno Lodge, Pastaza Province, Ecuador (ssp pallida)
Ken Havard 1 October 2013 25 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 3 years ago 4
Adult bird head.
Locality Amazon World Zoo Park, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 16 May 2010 1 year 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 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Calls when perched Locality ACTS Lodge, Loreto Department, Peru
Peter Boesman 24 July 2010 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Calls from a group of birds. Locality Mana, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 2 May 2010 3 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