Parrots (Psittacidae)

Scaly-headed Parrot (Pionus maximiliani) - HBW 4, p. 463

French: Pione de Maximilien German: Maximilienpapagei 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.