Today we wrap up our 2018 Birdorable Bonanza with a species of South American parrot: the Scaly-headed Parrot! This pretty bird is a medium-sized parrot native to eastern parts of South America, where it can be found in a variety of... Read more »
About the Scaly-headed Parrot
Also known as: Scaly-headed Pionus, Maximilian Pionus, Maximilian's Parrot
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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