Parrots (Psittacidae)

Speckle-faced Parrot (Pionus tumultuosus) - HBW 4, p. 463

French: Pione pailletée German: Purpurstirnpapagei Spanish: Loro Tumultuoso
Other common names: Plum-crowned Parrot (tumultuosus); White-capped/White-headed Parrot (seniloides)

Taxonomy: Psittacus tumultuosus Tschudi, 1844, Peru.
Race seniloides often regarded as a separate species, but differences between them slight and superficial, appearing more appropriate for subspecific separation. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • seniloides (Massena & Souancé, 1854) - W Venezuela through CE Colombia and N Ecuador to NW Peru.
  • tumultuosus (Tschudi, 1844) - C & S Peru and mountains of Bolivia E to Santa Cruz.