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Bronze-winged Parrot

From Opus

Photo by COLOMBIA BirdingWest Andes. Colombia, September 2011
Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
West Andes. Colombia, September 2011
Pionus chalcopterus


[edit] Identification


  • Dark bluish-green head
  • Dark bronze green back, mantle and underparts
  • Dark blue wings, rump and tail
  • White chin patch
  • Pink speckled upper breast
  • Pale yellow bill
  • Bare pink eye ring


  • White eyering
  • Brown underparts

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in humid forests of north-eastern Colombia, western Venezuela, Ecuador, north-western Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies cyanescens is generally considered invalid[1].

[edit] Habitat


[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The nests are place in tree cavities. The clutch of 3-4 white eggs is incubated by the female for 26 days.

[edit] References

  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
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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