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Juveniles: paler, lacks red on head
This species is sometimes placed in genus Pyrilia.
There are 2 subspecies:
There seems to be a gap in central Panama between the two subspecies.
Rose-faced Parrot has been split from Brown-hooded Parrot.
Resident throughout the Caribbean lowlands and in Pacific lowlands breeding locally to ca.5250ft on adjacent mountain slopes,largely withdrawing to lower elevations following breeding.
Fairly common in partly or entirely forested districts.
It nests in an unlined tree cavity and the eggs are white.
The diet includes fruit and seeds.
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