Parrots (Psittacidae)

Pearly Parakeet (Pyrrhura lepida) - HBW 4, p. 440

French: Conure perlée German: Blausteißsittich Spanish: Cotorra Pulcra
Other common names: Pearly Conure

Taxonomy: Sittace lepida Wagler, 1832, Amazonian Brazil.
Forms a parapatric species pair with P. perlata, with which sometimes considered conspecific. Confused taxonomic history: present species until recently known as P. perlata, but as that name is actually applicable to the form long known as P. rhodogaster, present species consequently assumes its next oldest name, P. lepida. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lepida (Wagler, 1832) - NC Brazil, in NE Pará and NW Maranhão.
  • anerythra Neumann, 1927 - NC Brazil, in E Pará.
  • coerulescens Neumann, 1927 - NC Brazil, in W & C Maranhão.