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Photo by COLOMBIA_Birding
Location: Mitu, Colombia.

Includes Chocó Parakeet

Pyrrhura melanura



Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.


Five subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P. m. pacifica
  • P. m. chapmani
  • P. m. melanura
  • P. m. souancei
  • P. m. berlepschi

Of these, the first one has been proposed split as a full species Chocó Parakeet Pyrrhura pacifica[2].


Forest and montanes



  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of this species

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