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Pionus maximiliani
Subspecies siy
Photo © by Jones Stanley Jones
Cuesta del Obispo, Chicoana, Salta Province, Argentina, October 2019


27 cm. Short, square-ended tail, scaled effect on the head, dark blue throat and upper breast and red on the undertail coverts. Dull green; underparts paler and more bronze/brown, feathers margined dusty brown; green/black forehead and lores; dull blue chin and band across throat; red undertail coverts tipped with blue and yellow/green; green tail with red at base. Bill dull yellow with dark grey at base. Eye ring bare and white with grey spot in front of and behind eye. Eye dark brown.


Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern regions of Argentina.



Dry or moist lowland forests and moist montanes.


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