Scaly-headed Parrot (Pionus maximiliani) - HBW 4, p. 463
French: Pione de Maximilien
Spanish: Loro Choclero
Taxonomy: Psittacus Maximiliani Kuhl, 1820, Viçosa on the Rio Peruhype, south of Caravellas, Bahia.
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- maximiliani (Kuhl, 1820) - NE & CE Brazil.
- siy Souancé, 1856 - SE Bolivia, Paraguay, CW & CS Brazil and N Argentina.
- lacerus (Heine, 1884) - NW Argentina in Tucumán, E Catamarca and S Salta.
- melanoblepharus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920 - SE Brazil, E Paraguay and N Argentina in Misiones.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
A bird feeding on seeds Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp siy)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 6 years ago 36 sec 4.8
A bird perched and walking along a branch Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp siy)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 6 years ago 28 sec 4.8
A bird calling on a branch Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp siy)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 6 years ago 21 sec 4.3
Two birds preening, together with three Red-shouldered Macaws that fly away Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp siy)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 6 years ago 43 sec 4.2
A lateral view of a bird feeding on seeds. Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp siy)
Alex García · Videoaves 8 July 2008 4 years ago 45 sec 4.1
A close-up of a bird on a fence Locality Parque das Aves, Iguaçu National Park, Paraná State, Brazil (ssp melanobelpharus)
Josep del Hoyo 10 May 2005 8 years ago 40 sec 4
PhotosSee all 13 photos
An adult bird perching on a branch
Locality Concepción, Tucumán Province, Argentina (ssp lacerus)
Miguel Andina 18 October 2013 20 weeks ago 4.3
An adult bird portrait.
Locality Devon, England, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 18 May 2013 42 weeks ago 3.8
Two birds perched in a tree.
Locality Capirenda, Tarija Department, Bolivia (ssp siy)
Joe Tobias 18 July 2006 1 year ago 3.8
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 8 February 2013 22 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Campo de los Alisos National Park, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 29 August 2011 1 year ago 3.8
A bird on a tree trunk.
Locality Karadya Bio-Reserve, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp melanoblepharus)
Carmelo López 28 November 2011 2 years ago 3.6
A bird calling. Locality Campos do Jordao, São Paulo State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2010 3 years ago 4
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Several birds singing in flight over the Atlantic Rainforest. Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 10 June 1993 1 year ago 3
Calls. Locality Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 1 April 2008 4 years ago 3
A flock of about 16 individuals flying and singing over the valley of the park headquarters. Locality Núcleo Cunha-Indaiá, Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 3 May 2013 44 weeks ago 0
Five birds flying and singing. Locality Guaraú, Peruíbe, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 19 October 2012 1 year ago 0