Parrots (Psittacidae)

Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus) - HBW 4, p. 462

French: Pione à tête bleue German: Schwarzohrpapagei Spanish: Loro Cabeciazul
Other common names: Red-vented Parrot

Taxonomy: Psittacus menstruus Linnaeus, 1766, Surinam.
Three subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rubrigularis Cabanis, 1881 - NE Costa Rica to N & W Colombia and W Ecuador.
  • menstruus (Linnaeus, 1766) - E Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia E to Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas, and through Amazonia to NE Brazil.
  • reichenowi (Heine, 1884) - E Brazil.