Parrots (Psittacidae)

White-bellied Parrot (Pionites leucogaster) - HBW 4, p. 457

French: Caïque à ventre blanc German: Rostkappenpapagei Spanish: Lorito Rubio
Other common names: White-bellied Caique

Taxonomy: Psittacus leucogaster Kuhl, 1820, Brazil.
Forms a parapatric species pair with P. melanocephala. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • xanthomeria (P. L. Sclater, 1858) - E Peru and N Bolivia to W Brazil S of Amazon.
  • xanthurus Todd, 1925 - Brazil S of Amazon from R Purús and R Juruá to R Madeira.
  • leucogaster (Kuhl, 1820) - N Brazil from R Madeira to Maranhão.