black-headed parrot (Pionites melanocephalus)
Description Pionites melanocephalus
English: Black-headed Parrot (also known as the Black-headed Caique and Black-capped Parrot) at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.
Date 13 June 2009, 16:52
Source Black-headed Caique http://www.flickr.com/photos/31944634@N02/3643204042/
Author Peter Tan http://www.flickr.com/people/31944634@N02
The black-headed parrot (Pionites melanocephalus ; sometimes incorrectly Pionites melanocephala), also known as the black-headed caique, black-capped parrot or pallid parrot (for Pionites melanocephalus pallidus), is one of the two species in the genus Pionites of the family Psittacidae; the other species being the allopatric white-bellied parrot.
It is found in forest (especially, but not exclusively, humid) and nearby wooded habitats in the Amazon north of the Amazon River and west of the Ucayali River in Brazil, northern Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. It is generally fairly common and occurs in many protected areas throughout its range. Order: Psittaciformes, Superfamily: Psittacoidea, Family: Psittacidae, Subfamily: Arinae.