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Blue-headed Parrot

Pionus menstruus (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Blue-headed Parrot, also known as the Blue-headed Pionus (Pionus menstruus) is a medium large parrot. It is about 27 cm long and they are mainly green with a blue head and neck, and red under tail feathers. It is a resident bird in tropical and subtropical South America and southern Central America, from Costa Rica, Venezuela and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Brazil. It is named for its medium-blue head and neck. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Psittaciformes
Family:
  Psittacidae
Genus:
  Pionus

Scientific:
  Pionus menstruus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.148

Protonym:
  Psittacus menstruus

Avibase ID:
  FF68945E45C9E79A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FF68945E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554917

Geographic range:

  • Pionus menstruus menstruus: E Colombia to the Guianas, Trinidad, n Brazil and Bolivia
  • Pionus menstruus rubrigularis: Tropical n Costa Rica to w Colombia and w Ecuador
  • Pionus menstruus reichenowi: Coastal ne Brazil (Alagoas to Espírito Santo)
English:
Blue-headed Parrot
Czech:
amazónek černouchý
German:
Schwarzohrpapagei
Danish:
Blåhovedet Pionus
Spanish:
Loro Cabeciazul
Finnish:
siniaratti
French:
Pione à tête bleue
Italian:
Pappagallo testablu
Japanese:
akebonoinko
Japanese:
アケボノインコ
Dutch:
Zwartoormargrietje
Norwegian:
Blåhodepapegøye
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåhovudpapegøye
Polish:
piona niebieskoglowa
Portuguese:
Maitaca-de-cabeça-azul
Portuguese (Brazil):
Maitaca-de-cabeça-azul
Russian:
Синеголовый красногузый попугай
Slovak:
amazoňan čiernosluchý
Swedish:
blåhuvad papegoja
Ukrainian:
Папуга-червоногуз синьоголовий
Chinese:
蓝头鹦哥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pione à tête bleue ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pione à tête bleue ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Pionus menstruus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Pionus menstruus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Pionus menstruus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pionus menstruus [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pionus menstruus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Arawak: Sorisori
Catalan: Lloro capblau
Carib: Kaka', Kurisiri
Czech: amazónek černouchý, Papoušek cernouchý
Danish: Blåhovedet Pionus
German: Schwarzohrpapagei, Schwarzohr-Papagei
English: Blue headed Parrot, Blue-headed Parrot, Blue-hooded Parrot, Cobalt Parrot, Red-vented Parrot
English (IOC): Blue-headed Parrot
Spanish: Cotorra Cabeciazul, Loro Cabeciazul, Loro de Cabeza Azul
Spanish (Colombia): Cotorra Cabeciazul
Spanish (Costa Rica): Loro cabeciazul
Spanish (Ecuador): Loro Cabeciazul
Spanish (Spain): Loro Cabeciazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-headed Parrot
Spanish (Nicaragua): Loro Cabeciazul
Spanish (Panama): Loro Cabeciazul
Spanish (Peru): Loro de Cabeza Azúl
Spanish (Venezuela): Cotorra Cabeciazul
Estonian: sinipea-papagoi
Finnish: Siniaratti
French: Pione à tête bleue, Pionus à tête bleue
Guianese Creole French: Jako
Irish: Pearóid tholldearg
Hungarian: feketefülű papagáj
Italian: Pappagallo testablu
Japanese: akebonoinko
Japanese: アケボノインコ
Karipúna Creole French: Perriche-du-bois
Scientific: Pionus cobaltinus, Pionus menstruus, Pionus menstruus menstruus, Psittacus menstruus
Lithuanian: Mėlyngalvė raudonsturplė papūga
Dutch: Zwartoormargrietje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåhovudpapegøye
Norwegian: Blåhodepapegøye, Blåhodet pionus
Wayampi: Kulikuli
Palikúr: Arudikavra  
Polish: piona niebieskoglowa, piona niebieskogłowa
Portuguese: baitaca, curica, maitaca, maitaca-de-barriga-azulada, maitaca-de-cabeça-azul, sijá, Sôia, Suia
Portuguese (Brazil): baitaca, curica, maitaca, maitaca-de-barriga-azulada, Maitaca-de-cabeça-azul, maitaca-de-cabeça-azul/maitaca-de-barriga-azul, sijá, sôia, suia
Portuguese (Portugal): Maitaca-de-cabeça-azul
Russian: Синеголовый красногузый попугай, Синеголовый попугай
Slovak: amazoňan čiernosluchý
Serbian: Plavoglavi pionus papagaj
Saramaccan: Wachi-pii-kútu
Sranan: Magriki
Swedish: Blåhuvad papegoja
Ukrainian: Папуга-червоногуз синьоголовий
Wayana: Kulikuli
Chinese: 蓝头鹦哥
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頭鸚哥

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