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Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Brazil, August 2016
Pyrilia caica


  • Green plumage
  • Black head
  • Orange brown neck ring
  • Blue and black wings
  • Orange iris


South America: found in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Venezuela and Brazil north of the Amazon.


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species is sometimes placed in genus Pionopsitta.


Moist lowland forests.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. SACC proposal to use genus Pyrilia
  3. Birds in Suriname

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