Parrots (Psittacidae)

Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis) - HBW 4, p. 439

French: Conure de Vieillot German: Braunohrsittich Spanish: Cotorra Chiripepé
Other common names: Maroon-bellied Conure, Red-bellied/Reddish-bellied Parakeet/Conure

Taxonomy: Psittacus frontalis Vieillot, 1818, Cayenne; error, Espírito Santo.
Forms a superspecies with P. devillei, with which may be conspecific. Intermediate populations formerly placed in a separate race, kriegi. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • frontalis (Vieillot, 1818) - E Brazil from Bahia to Rio de Janeiro and N São Paulo.
  • chiripepe (Vieillot, 1818) - SE Brazil, SE Paraguay and N Argentina.