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Dusky Parrot

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Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca Manaus, Brazil, July, 2016

Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Brazil, July, 2016
Pionus fuscus


[edit] Identification

  • Brown with purple red or red blue tones above and below
  • Slate blue head
  • Red spot each side of head by forehead
  • Black ear patch
  • Grey eyering
  • Throat and neck feathers tipped white
  • Chin and breast feathers edged dull pink
  • Blue tail with red undertail
  • Purple blue wings
  • Deep violet underwings
  • Brown iris
  • Grey legs
  • Dark grey bill


  • Greener heads
  • Green tinged wings
  • Darker iris

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in humid north-eastern Colombia through Venezuela to the Guianas and northern Amazonian Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Dense forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes seeds, fruits and berries.

[edit] Breeding

The clutch consists of 3-4 eggs which are incubated for 26 days. The young fledge about 10 weeks later.

[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. Animal World

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