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
2020-08-06 09:46Rio Guachaca
2020-07-22 05:00Laguna Lagarto Lodge5
2020-07-26 09:00Soberanía Lodge, Gamboa2
2020-07-31 06:34Canopy Tower2
2020-08-04 07:11Cinta Costera3
2020-07-26 08:14Rinconcito de Macca Bite (original)4
2020-07-30 16:41Farfán Antenna Field (historical)2
2020-08-03 17:10Tinamou Cottage4
2020-07-24 06:37Lagunas de Volcán--Camino de acceso4
2020-08-04 05:59Finca Cantaros5
2020-08-08 07:51Paraíso Birding Paradise
2020-07-27 09:25La Gamba--camino hacia Golfito2
2020-07-29 06:24El Real Airport2
2020-08-04 16:25Coto 47--Las Pangas2
2020-07-26 09:13Coto 47--Puente Negro, Colorado River area4
2020-07-31 15:00Puente Quebrada Parangulita10
2020-07-24 07:26Pauxi pauxi ProAves Reserve4
2020-08-11 14:35Reinita Cielo Azul ProAves Reserve - Lodge7
2020-08-05 08:04Reinita Cielo Azul ProAves Reserve4
2020-08-06 15:09RNA Paujil (Dept. Boyaca)2
2020-08-08 06:12Hotel Campestre Los Colores7
2020-07-24 08:15Vereda San Gabriel2
2020-08-11 17:50Hotel Tinamú Birding Nature Reserve6
2020-08-06 07:26Hacienda Venecia1
2020-07-26 12:54Distrito de Manejo Integrado Guasimo7
2020-07-25 17:31Verreda El Hatillo7
2020-08-05 16:35RN Cauquitá10
2020-07-28 10:44Termales de Santa Rosa de Cabal1
2020-07-25 06:00Cartago, Ribera del Río La Vieja15
2020-07-25 07:15Cartago, Madrevieja la Zapata60
2020-08-05 13:30Cartago, Parque La Isleta6
2020-07-19 16:51Hotel El Danubio, Zaragoza10
2020-07-26 06:35Jardín Botánico del Quindío4
2020-07-31 06:21Vereda Chembe7
2020-07-18 06:30Vereda Pisamal6
2020-07-19 06:04RN Soñarte1
2020-08-05 05:26PNN El Tuparro3
2020-08-10 05:39Hacienda Guadalajara4
2020-07-18 16:57Ecoparque de La Bandera1
2020-08-13 07:05Parque del Ingenio2
2020-08-10 06:21Río Lili--Ciudad Jardín5
2020-07-29Club Campestre de Cali8
2020-08-09 06:22Parque de La Babilla7
2020-08-08 07:16Bosque Escondido3
2020-08-01 16:53Humedal Parcelación La Riverita7
2020-08-08 06:00Reserva De La Sociedad Civil Chorro De Plata1
2020-08-06 09:00Ecoparque Rio Pance4
2020-08-12 21:02Finca Villa Cielo
2020-08-13 15:00Club Campestre Farallones8
2020-08-10 10:30Mocoa, Finca Aracari2
2020-07-19 07:05Concepcion road-Yalare, Esmeraldas2
2020-07-21 11:25Vereda El Cerrito
2020-08-02 06:05Rockstone14
2020-08-08 06:53Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary4
2020-08-07 06:30Puerto Quito7
2020-07-25 07:12Rio Silanche--general area1
2020-08-04 13:43Rancho Suamox3
2020-08-03 10:05Reserva Narupa (Fundación Jocotoco)8
2020-07-29 16:50Wayra Reserve2
2020-07-24 10:21Upper Loreto Road (800-1400 m)2
2020-07-31 10:17Rancho Alemán2
2020-08-01 06:00Route de Stoupan (PK7)10
2020-08-05 06:00Camp Bonaventure4
2020-07-19 11:00Zumbi-Guayzimi Road5
2020-08-01 06:49Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas UNAP1
2020-07-24 17:17Zamora--Town and vicinity8
2020-07-24 15:12Presidente Figueiredo--Aldeia Marí Marí1
2020-07-24 06:11Ramal do Tucumanduba2
2020-07-18 05:28Novo Airão--Ramal do Médico
2020-07-23 17:33Manaus--Torre ZF-2 (INPA)2
2020-07-17 05:42Pousada e Balneário Cirandeira Bela
2020-07-31 06:55ACR Cordillera Escalera--El Mono y La Gata
2020-08-07 08:05Residencial Alphaville3
2020-07-28 17:06MUSA--Torre de Observação4
2020-08-08 06:55Laguna Ricuricocha3
2020-08-13 07:56Juan Guerra (pueblo y vecindad)3
2020-08-05 15:55Pumarinri Amazon Lodge
2020-08-08 15:00Serra do Navio2
2020-07-23 09:00Fundo Las Gemelas15
2020-07-19 06:46Catarata La Huanca50
2020-07-20 07:05PN Yanachaga-Chemillen--Trocha Schuler4
2020-07-20 06:32PN Yanachaga-Chemillen--Estación Huampal1
2020-07-25 07:15Área Protegida y Reserva Natural Aquicuana2
2020-07-28 06:01Estancia Bello Horizonte2
2020-07-15 05:45Inkaterra Guides Field Station--Biohuerto2
2020-08-10 06:34Inkaterra Guides Field Station--Main Trail5
2020-08-08 16:30Isla de Los Monos2
2020-08-02 11:45São Félix do Xingu--área geral1
2020-08-12 05:57Amazon Eco Lodge Yakari2
2020-07-23 06:55Vila Tapete Verde5
2020-08-02 06:25Cristalino Lodge--Limão3
2020-08-12 06:00Cristalino Lodge--Torre 17
2020-07-28 06:33Água Azul do Norte--área geral5
2020-07-26 07:26Alta Floresta--Fazenda Anacã10
2020-07-18 15:50Alta Floresta--Chácara Esteio fish ponds2
2020-08-02 09:04Hotel Fazenda ManduZanzan1
2020-08-13 05:16Goiânia--Reserva Caraíbas2
2020-07-31 05:35Universidade Federal de Goiás--Campus Samambaia2