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White-bellied Parrot

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Photo © by birdclubAlta Floresta, Brazil
Photo © by birdclub
Alta Floresta, Brazil
Pionites leucogaster


[edit] Identification

23cm (9 in)

  • Orange forehead, crown and nape
  • Yellow face, neck sides and upper breast
  • White belly
  • Green upperparts
  • Reddish-brown eye with pink eye ring
  • Pinkish bill, legs and feet


  • Apricot cap with dark flecks
  • White belly has yellow streaks
  • Brown eye with grey eyering

[edit] Distribution

Subspecies xanthomeriusPhoto © by Stanley JonesChuncho Lodge, Madre de Dios Department, Peru, August 2018
Subspecies xanthomerius
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Chuncho Lodge, Madre de Dios Department, Peru, August 2018

South America: found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. l. xanthomerius (Black-legged): green tail and black feet
  • E Peru and n Bolivia to w Brazil south of the Amazon
  • P. l. xanthurus (Yellow-tailed: yellow tail, flanks and thighs
  • Brazil s of the Amazon (R. Purús and R. Juruá to R. Madeira)
  • P. l. leucogaster (Green-thighed) : Green upper tail and green thighs
  • N Brazil south of the Amazon (Rio Madeira to Maranhão)

[edit] Habitat

Humid tropical terra firme forests, especially seasonally flooded forests; also riverine woodland.rivers.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is very little information available. They are known to eat fruit and petals.

[edit] Breeding

A single nest recorded at 30 m high in a tree, held two yellow eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)
  3. World Parrot Trust

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