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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 7 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 7 weeks ago 4.3
An adult bird portrait.
Locality Devon, England, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 18 May 2013 29 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 9 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 1 year ago 3.6
A bird calling. Locality Campos do Jordao, São Paulo State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2010 2 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 30 weeks ago 0
Five birds flying and singing. Locality Guaraú, Peruíbe, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 19 October 2012 1 year ago 0