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White-crowned Parrot

White-crowned Pigeon
White-crested Laughingthrush

About the White-crowned Parrot

Also known as: White-crowned Pionus

The White-crowned Parrot or White-crowned Pionus is a small parrot that lives from eastern Mexico to western Panama. It is found in lowlands and foothills up to 1600 meters in altitude in forest canopy and edges.

The White-crowned Parrot feeds in social flocks of 30 to 50 birds. They feed on various seeds, nuts and ftuits. They can often be seen perching at the top of unopened palm branches.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 June 2008
Scientific Name Pionus senilis
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Pionus
  • P. senilis
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 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9 inches
Range Central America

International Names

  • Amazónek Běločelý (Czech)
  • Hvidpandet Pionus (Danish)
  • Witkopmargrietje (Dutch)
  • Meksikonaratti (Finnish)
  • Pione à Couronne Blanche (French)
  • Glatzenkopfpapagei (German)
  • Pappagallo Corona Bianca (Italian)
  • メキシコシロガシラインコ (Mekishikoshirogashirainko) (Japanese)
  • Hvitkronepapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Piona Bialoczelna (Polish)
  • Loro Senil (Spanish)
  • Vitpannad Papegoja (Swedish)