Scaly-headed Parrot

About the Scaly-headed Parrot
Also known as: Scaly-headed Pionus, Maximilian Pionus, Maximilian's Parrot
Scaly-headed Parrot
The Scaly-headed Parrot is a medium-sized species of parrot found in South America. Its range extends across much of eastern South America, from Brazil down to northern Argentina. They are typically found in wooded habitat.

The Scaly-headed Parrot can be recognized by its mostly green plumage, red vent, and greyish scalloped ("scaly") head. There are four recognized subspecies; ours is P. m. siy of the Pantanal, showing a white eye-ring.

Scaly-headed Parrots are popular in aviculture, where they are known by some different names, including Scaly-headed Pionus, Maximilian Pionus, or Maximilian Parrot. They may live 40 years or more in captivity and are known for their intelligence and relaxed personality.
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