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White-crowned parrot

Common Name White-crowned parrot

Scientific Name Pionus senilis

Species Birds

Family/Group Parrots and Parakeets



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Bill mostly yellowish horn; bare ocular area dull pinkish. Forecrown and patch on throat white; remainder of head, neck, and chest greenish blue; upperparts otherwise mostly green, with wing-coverts edged and spotted buff; breast and belly dark gree, feathers somewhat edged blue; under tail-coverts and base of tail red. Female usually somewhat duller than male.

Habits and Behavior

Similar to Blue-headed Parrot. Like that species, very noisy, with the usual flight call a raucous krreeck, krreeck, krreeck... (Ridgely). Has a very deep wing-stroke, even deeper than that of Blue-head.

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