Blue-headed Parrot

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Common Name: Blue-headed Parrot
Scientific Name: Pionus menstruus

Size: 10½ inches (27 cm)

Habitat: Central and South America; Costa Rica, Venezuela and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Brazil. P. menstruus reichenowi is found only in East Brazil. Habitat is in woodlands and subtropical forests.

Status: Least Concern. Global population: Unknown. Vulnerable in the wild due to habitat loss, illegal capture for the pet trade and poisoning as crop pests.

Diet: Fruit, seeds and sometimes grain (making them crop pests) Nesting: Sexes are alike. Parrots are cavity nesters; either creating of taking over abandoned nests in trees and laying three to four white eggs in a tree cavity.

Cool Facts: This parrot also known as the Blue-headed Pionus They roost communally in palm and other trees, and large numbers can be seen at the roost sites at dawn and dusk. They are noisy and gregarious.

Found in Songbird Remix Amazon

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