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.

Its habitat is forest and semi-open country, including cultivated areas. It is largely restricted to humid or semi-humid regions, but locally extends into drier habitats, at least along rivers. The blue-headed parrot lays three to five white eggs in a tree cavity.

Blue-headed parrots are noisy birds and make light, high-pitched squeaking sweenk calls. They eat fruit and seeds, and sometimes grain. They roost communally in palm and other trees, and large numbers can be seen at the roost sites at dawn and dusk.

Blue-headed pionus parrots are popular as pets. Compared to other parrot species (Amazons for example) they are very quiet. They are affectionate, but not known for their talking ability.
Blue-headed Parrot
Date Location Count
2021-05-22 06:17PNN Tayrona--Sector Cañaveral7
2021-05-21 06:03Blue Mango BEACH Hotel1
2021-05-23 15:39Reserva Forestal Protectora Regional Montes de Oca6
2021-05-23 08:49Sendero Ibe Igar2
2021-05-23 08:00Garduk Lodge4
2021-05-23 10:35Carretera El Llano-Cartí--estribaciones del lado Pacífico4
2021-06-04 12:04Gatún Locks2
2021-05-29 06:21Las Nubes8
2021-06-12 06:08San San Pond Sak--California15
2021-06-05 07:10Achiote Rd. (general location)20
2021-06-12 15:50Pipeline Road (Camino del Oleoducto) General area2
2021-05-19 07:12Pipeline Road (entrance to Juan Grande creek)5
2021-05-18 15:42Ammo Dump Ponds14
2021-05-30 09:28PN Soberanía--Camino de Cruces5
2021-06-11 06:13Charagre (General Area)4
2021-05-30 14:00Río Tortí4
2021-05-30 07:17Reserva San Francisco4
2021-06-03 06:44Parque Natural Metropolitano3
2021-06-15 07:00Parque Natural Metropolitano--Centro de Visitantes1
2021-05-17 15:30St. Marys' Catchment10
2021-06-14 07:59Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge4
2021-05-28 13:43Canoabo (pueblo)2
2021-05-30 07:32Bocas Ridge Hotel and Residences3
2021-06-13 06:31Posada Casa María (propiedad privada)5
2021-06-01 07:28Puerto Lara8
2021-05-29 07:45Camino Mata Ahogados - Altos del María4
2021-05-22 06:47Via Escuque-La Palma—Rio La Palma (Tanques 1-2 y Portachuelo)
2021-05-23 07:43Cerro Gaital2
2021-06-14 09:26Chorro Macho2
2021-05-28 17:52Bajo Mono1
2021-05-27 06:36Río Tuquesa
2021-05-25 05:36Quebrada Félix2
2021-06-02 09:36Finca Cantaros5
2021-05-20 15:16Casa Ciccio4
2021-05-28 06:15Camino a El Salto1
2021-06-10 15:33Paraíso Birding Paradise2
2021-05-29 11:51Bajo Frío2
2021-06-08 13:20La Gamba4
2021-05-24 15:35Río Chucunaque2
2021-06-06 05:51Ciudad Neily rice fields south of Hospital2
2021-05-17 16:21Coto 47--Las Pangas2
2021-05-21 16:00Puente Quebrada Parangulita20
2021-05-22 17:10Barinitas (NO USAR)6
2021-05-22 12:00Camino a El Chorogo2
2021-06-01 15:00Triboo Hostel Playa Torio6
2021-06-10 10:10PN Coiba--Cabañas15
2021-05-28 09:27Titi Cabeciblanco ProAves Reserve6
2021-05-26 06:11Vereda Bedo10
2021-05-27 06:32Reserva La Bonga1
2021-05-26 16:11Reserva Natural Manantial de la Aurora12
2021-06-04 05:59Pauxi pauxi ProAves Reserve2
2021-05-23 06:16Rio Tonusco--Santa Fé de Antioquia15
2021-05-26 06:43Humedal La Bramadora2
2021-05-30 15:57Camino El Valle4
2021-06-13 10:55El Prodigio4
2021-06-11 05:57El Paujil Proaves Reserve2
2021-06-08 07:46RN Cañon del Río Claro1
2021-06-09 06:46Torrelavega Wildlife Rescue1
2021-06-14 17:01Finca La Llorona6
2021-06-06 12:04Carretera Jardín - Riosucio
2021-05-21 07:00IE Cañaveral, Sede Marco Fidel Suárez, La Pradera, Victoria Caldas, CO3
2021-06-13 06:21RN Bellavista3
2021-06-13 06:10Honda--Waka Hotel3
2021-06-13 06:54Bosque Municipal José Celestino Mutis - Mariquita,Tolima2
2021-05-22 06:41Ecoparque Los Alcázares-Arenillo6
2021-06-12 22:18Malecón de Cameguadua4
2021-06-13 09:31RN Cauquitá4
2021-06-11 06:42Jardín Botánico Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira3
2021-05-30 07:40Cartago, Ribera del Río La Vieja7
2021-05-30 08:42Cartago, Madrevieja la Zapata2
2021-06-14 06:15Cartago, Vereda El Enfado12
2021-05-17 13:45Parque Regional Natural Barbas-Bremen--Sendero Yarumal
2021-06-06 17:21Kiraikai Ecolodge1
2021-06-10 06:53Nacimiento del Rio Roble1
2021-06-13 07:31Hotel Casa de Campo El Delirio3
2021-06-05 07:02Parque de La Vida2
2021-05-25 06:47Vereda La Revancha15
2021-06-04 16:05PN del Arroz3
2021-06-11 05:29Jardin Botanico de San Jorge4
2021-06-11 06:47Spa Ambiental Touristico Los Alpes3
2021-06-05 08:30Bosque Municipal de Palmira30
2021-06-12 07:00Parque del Acueducto--Colonial San Antonio8
2021-05-19 08:00Bosque Escondido3
2021-06-14 07:36Humedal Cañasgordas 1
2021-06-04 08:00Ecoparque Rio Pance
2021-05-22 15:00Universidad Javeriana Cali3
2021-05-21 06:15Finca Villa Cielo35
2021-05-25 08:02Ecoparque Lago de las Garzas7
2021-05-19 11:40Finca El Porvenir6
2021-06-12 08:06Finca el Mirador-Vereda La Esperanza5
2021-06-08 14:45El Encanto Reserva Ecoturistica2
2021-05-18 07:53Vereda El Diviso--El Pailón2
2021-06-12 08:00El Pangán ProAves reserve2
2021-06-07 14:40Vereda San Joaquín2
2021-05-30 07:00PN Canaima--Roraima, sendero Paraitepuy - Río Tek2
2021-05-21 07:00PN Canaima--La Gran Sabana (NO USAR)5
2021-05-27 11:00Mocoa, Finca Aracari12
2021-05-23 06:00Carretera al Paují3
2021-06-04 06:42Finca Mirasol5
2021-06-06 07:27Quebrada Singuiya2
2021-06-14 07:06FCAT Reserve4
2021-06-01 12:59Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary3
2021-05-23 16:57Rio Silanche--entrance road2
2021-05-30 06:40Rancho Suamox2
2021-05-18 06:45Bosque Protector La Perla4
2021-05-29 18:25Vía Shushufindi--Dormidero de garzas (egret roost)1
2021-05-27 16:30Centro Cultural Mushily1
2021-06-04 06:11Reserva Biológica Limoncocha
2021-06-06 07:05PN Yasuní--saladeros/parrot clay licks (general area, SOUTH BANK of Río Napo)
2021-06-07 06:30WildSumaco Lodge1
2021-06-11 06:59Wayra Reserve5
2021-05-31 06:00Narupayaku Hummingbird Garden2
2021-06-01 06:01Rayo Rumi - Vía Ongota San Pablo2
2021-06-14 07:00Kabalebo Nature Resort4
2021-06-12 06:22Puyo--Malecon2
2021-05-22 07:40Vía hacia La Comunidad Chunchupamba - Parroquia Veracruz3
2021-06-10 06:32Parroquia Veracruz2
2021-05-30 07:12P.N. Machalilla--Río Blanco6
2021-05-27 08:00INCA BIRDWATCHING STATION5
2021-05-19 19:00Route de Crique Naï4
2021-06-09 07:00Guayaquil--Bosque Protector Palo Santo1
2021-06-02 11:32TaishaMirador7
2021-06-12 16:39Route du Dégrad Saramaca--piste pK 1112
2021-06-05 06:00Área de Conservacion Reserva Ecológica Paraíso, Gualaquiza, Moro10
2021-05-29 05:15Ceiba Tops Lodge1
2021-05-29 05:53Ceiba Tops Lodge--Islas del Río Amazonas2
2021-05-22 10:00Mi Paradise1
2021-06-13 16:00Santa Cecilia trail above Paquisha2
2021-05-29 05:45Complejo Educativo El Milagro Fé y Alegría2
2021-06-14 06:04Reserva Maycu10
2021-05-23 05:45Santo Antonio3
2021-05-30 10:39Altavista Casahotel2
2021-05-29 06:16Pau Rosa--Ramal do Italiano2
2021-06-12 06:41Pousada e Balneário Cirandeira Bela6
2021-05-28 06:10ACP El Refugio Jungla Yacu'3
2021-06-03 15:44Residencial Alphaville32
2021-05-30 09:14Ramal do Calado--Sítio Evandro1
2021-06-05 05:58MUSA--Torre de Observação26
2021-05-23 05:46Pumarinri Amazon Lodge21
2021-06-11 06:30Serra do Navio
2021-05-25 18:30Turtle Lodge15
2021-06-05 09:30Bosque Reservado de La Universidad Nacional Agraria de La Selva7
2021-05-27 09:04Comunidad Nativa De Santa Marta3
2021-06-11 16:19Parque Ecológico de Gunma2
2021-05-25 06:31Pousada PiraAçu--Trilha do Jatuarana1
2021-05-25 15:36Rio Buiuçu--parte baixa1
2021-05-22 14:47Pousada PiraAçu2
2021-05-20 08:58Pousada PiraAçu--Trilha do Buiuçu2
2021-05-20 06:04Pousada PiraAçu--pista de pouso29
2021-05-18 06:45Pousada PiraAçu--rio Buiuçu7
2021-05-23 05:56Pousada PiraAçu--Trilha do Castanhal2
2021-06-07 15:12Santuario Nacional Megantoni--Puesto de Vigilancia y Control Oseroato2
2021-06-01 15:20Los Amigos Biological Station (CICRA)1
2021-06-05 06:30Estancia Bello Horizonte4
2021-06-12 09:25Laguna Machuwasi2
2021-05-27 05:57Carretera Cachuela1
2021-05-27 06:19Carretera Cachuela Oviedo1
2021-06-01 16:06Inkaterra Guides Field Station--Carachamayoc Farm2
2021-05-27 05:35Inkaterra Guides Field Station--Biohuerto2
2021-05-25 05:08Amazonía Lodge--Jeep Trail1
2021-05-22 08:08Estación Biológica Villa Carmen2
2021-06-11 09:36Jardin de Picaflores Inkamazonia2
2021-06-09 05:55Mirador Lodge2
2021-06-11 07:51São Félix do Xingu--área geral41
2021-06-04 09:14Resex Rio Cautario--Caninde
2021-06-13 07:20Marabá--margens Rio Parauapebas2
2021-05-21 07:30Carajás--N42
2021-06-03 11:29Parque Zoobotanico de Carajás
2021-05-23 06:58Parauapebas/PA--Núcleo Urbano de Carajás1
2021-05-25 07:20Cristalino Lodge--Serra Trail
2021-06-04 06:07Alta Floresta--rio Santa Helena4
2021-05-17 06:00Alta Floresta--Fazenda Anacã
2021-06-11 07:11Alta Floresta--Chácara Esteio fish ponds3
2021-06-12 06:07Araguaína--Campus da EMVZ - UFT2
2021-05-27 15:59Fundação Paulo de Tarso--Base Escoteira2
2021-05-27 06:29Parque Estadual Altamiro de Moura Pacheco2
2021-06-08 06:41Universidade Federal de Goiás--Campus Samambaia2
2021-05-26 05:34ESEC Murici--Trilha Bananeira1