Parrots (Psittacidae)

Maroon-faced Parakeet (Pyrrhura leucotis) - HBW 4, p. 440

French: Conure emma German: Weißohrsittich Spanish: Cotorra Cariparda
Other common names: Maroon-faced Conure, White-eared Parakeet/Conure

Taxonomy: Psittacus leucotis Kuhl, 1820, Brazil.
Claimed to form a superspecies with closely related P. picta, but interposing ranges unusual in such an arrangement. Proposed race (or even species) “hypoxantha” probably based on aberrant specimens of P. molinae. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • emma Salvadori, 1891 - NW Venezuela.
  • auricularis Zimmer & Phelps, 1949 - NE Venezuela.
  • pfrimeri Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920 - C Brazil in Goiás.

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  • emma Salvadori, 1891 - NW Venezuela.
  • auricularis Zimmer & Phelps, 1949 - NE Venezuela.
  • pfrimeri Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920 - C Brazil in Goiás.
  • griseipectus Salvadori, 1900 - NE Brazil.
  • leucotis (Kuhl, 1820) - E Brazil from Bahia to São Paulo.