Blue-headed Parrot

About the Blue-headed Parrot

Also known as: Blue-hooded Parrot, Cobalt Parrot, Red-vented Parrot
The Blue-headed Parrot is a medium-sized species of parrot found in and around the Amazon basin in South America. They feed mainly on fruits, flowers, and seeds.

Their body plumage is predominantly green with a bright blue head and red undertail coverts.

Blue-headed Parrots are popular in aviculture, where they are known as Blue-headed Pioni (singular Pionus). In this capacity they are known as being affectionate and quiet companions.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 December 2022
Scientific Name
Pionus menstruus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Pionus
  • P. menstruus
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Units: Imperial / Metric
9.4 to 11 inches
7.4 to 10.4 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) maitaca-de-barriga-azul
Chinese (汉语) 蓝头鹦哥
Czech (Cesky) amazónek černouchý
Danish (Dansk) Blåhovedet Pionus
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartoormargrietje
Finnish (Suomi) siniaratti
French (Français) Pione à tête bleue
German (Deutsch) Schwarzohrpapagei
Italian (Italiano) Pappagallo testablu
Japanese (日本語) アケボノインコ [akebonoinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Blåhodepapegøye
Polish (Polski) piona niebieskogłowa
Portuguese (Português) Maitaca-de-cabeça-azul
Russian (русский язык) Синеголовый амазонет
Spanish (Español) Loro Cabeciazul
Swedish (Svenska) blåhuvad papegoja
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