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Black-headed Parrot

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  • Chroicocephalus ridibundus
  • Terns & Gulls

About the Black-headed Parrot

Also known as: Black-headed Caique, Black-capped Parrot, Pallid Parrot

The Black-headed Parrot is closely related to the White-bellied Parrot in the genus Pionites and can be found in forests north of the Amazon River in South America, where it is fairly common. They eat mostly flowers, seeds and insects and live in pairs or small flocks of 10 to 30 birds.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 13 May 2009
Scientific Name Pionites melanocephalus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Pionites
  • P. melanocephalus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
10 to 11 inches
5 to 6 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Marianinha-de-cabeça-preta (Brazilian)
  • Amazónek černotemenný (Czech)
  • Sortkronet Korthalepapegøje (Danish)
  • Zwartkopcaique (Dutch)
  • Mustalakkiaratti (Finnish)
  • Caïque Maïpouri (French)
  • Grünzügelpapagei (German)
  • Caicco Testanera (Italian)
  • ズグロシロハラインコ (Zuguroshiroharainko) (Japanese)
  • Svartkappet Hvitbukspapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Barwinka Czarnoglowa (Polish)
  • Черноголовый Попугай (Russian)
  • Lorito Chirlecrés (Spanish)
  • Svarthuvad Vitbukspapegoja (Swedish)

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