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
2020-06-14 05:14Selva Bananito Lodge2
2020-06-15 07:00Garduk6
2020-07-05 05:41Gandoca1
2020-07-03 06:42Canopy Tower2
2020-06-29 17:49Parque Omar
2020-06-23 07:33Cinta Costera1
2020-07-11 16:18Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge2
2020-07-04 15:50Rinconcito de Macca Bite (original)7
2020-07-09 06:41Farfán Antenna Field (historical)2
2020-06-13 12:53Lago La Estrella2
2020-07-12 06:39Finca Cantaros2
2020-06-19 08:00Macho de Monte1
2020-07-08 06:45Caldera3
2020-06-26 10:09La Gamba3
2020-06-20 05:29Ciudad Neily rice fields south of Hospital2
2020-07-05 12:56Coto 47--Las Pangas3
2020-06-19 08:51Pauxi pauxi ProAves Reserve8
2020-07-10 15:23RNA Paujil (Dept. Boyaca)1
2020-06-26 08:00Quebrada Sipirra1
2020-06-22 07:25El Sutú--Camino San Antonio2
2020-06-18 16:23IE Cañaveral, Sede Marco Fidel Suárez, La Pradera, Victoria Caldas, CO6
2020-07-09 05:40Hotel Tinamú Birding Nature Reserve6
2020-06-20 14:58Ecoparque Los Alcázares-Arenillo1
2020-07-11 08:06Distrito de Manejo Integrado Guasimo
2020-06-22 07:13RN Cauquitá10
2020-06-28 09:42Corredor Ecológico La Dulcera--Sector La Bombonera4
2020-07-01 06:38Vereda Volcanes5
2020-07-07 16:22Cartago, Madrevieja la Zapata19
2020-07-04 06:27Cartago, Parque De La Salud10
2020-07-09 16:156-27 Carrera 23, Cartago, Valle del Cauca, CO (4,731, -75,911) Club Campestre De Cartago15
2020-06-18 06:14Nacimiento del Rio Roble1
2020-07-11 07:49Sendero Ecológico Aguas Lindas5
2020-06-30 11:00Vereda La Revancha2
2020-07-04 06:30Vereda Pisamal21
2020-06-27 06:04RN Soñarte2
2020-06-22 09:00Bosque de Niebla Km. 184
2020-06-13 07:30RN Nirvana2
2020-07-11 06:22Parque El Gato de Tejada4
2020-06-20 07:00Parque del Acueducto--Colonial San Antonio6
2020-07-11 06:00Pichindé (corregimiento)1
2020-06-22 15:16Ecoparque de La Bandera
2020-07-11 08:45Parque Multicentro--Ruta del Sirirí3
2020-06-14 16:00Parque de La Babilla10
2020-07-11 08:33Bosque Escondido4
2020-06-30 06:24Reserva De La Sociedad Civil Chorro De Plata2
2020-07-05 07:00Colegio Colombo Britanico25
2020-07-04 07:00Arrozales de Jamundí6
2020-07-02 06:30Hacienda Yambitará2
2020-07-11 06:05Bosque de Villamercedes2
2020-06-22 06:57Cerro de La Eme3
2020-07-03 08:15Laguna El Vaticano1
2020-07-02 06:00Vereda Pueblo Viejo4
2020-06-27 15:30Mocoa, Finca Aracari2
2020-06-22 17:12Vereda Los Andes3
2020-07-09 06:00Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary4
2020-06-27 07:00Puerto Quito9
2020-06-27 09:05Loreto Road--km 13 trail
2020-06-26 07:42Loreto Road and E45 junction--vicinity6
2020-07-02 11:45Reserva Ecológica Tamandua2
2020-07-05 07:23Seliba2
2020-06-26 08:34Puyo--Las Américas5
2020-06-23 14:01Paseo Turístico Puyo1
2020-06-16 23:26Ayampe--vicinity5
2020-06-13 06:00Saint-Jean (Saint-Laurent-du Maroni)10
2020-07-08 15:53Carapa de Kourou1
2020-06-19 17:10Route du Dégrad Saramaca--piste pK 1110
2020-07-11 08:48Route de Guatemala14
2020-07-04 16:45Paquisha--vicinity2
2020-07-04 06:02Pau Rosa--Ramal do Italiano7
2020-07-11 06:10Pousada e Balneário Cirandeira Bela4
2020-07-10 10:39Asociacion para La Conservacion de Aves y La Biodiversidad Koepcke's Hermit5
2020-07-01 06:27MUSA--Torre de Observação4
2020-06-25 06:30Serra do Navio3
2020-07-11 06:00Bosque del Sr. Antonio Schaus8
2020-06-21 05:44Porto Velho -- Linha C.01
2020-06-27 07:15Riberalta--Hamburgo7
2020-06-25 06:56Riberalta--Pampa San Lorenzo North2
2020-06-15 14:18Boca Manu (pueblo)1
2020-06-24 17:01Manú--Pista de Aterrizaje1
2020-07-11 15:55Estancia Bello Horizonte2
2020-07-07 15:40Isla de Los Monos2
2020-06-14 06:32Mirador Pico de Hoz2
2020-06-26 15:43Resex Rio Cautario--Caninde
2020-06-27 15:36Resex Rio Cautario--Ramal Lago Verde
2020-06-27 06:39Vila Tapete Verde1
2020-06-26 10:43Parque Zoobotanico de Carajás
2020-07-08 06:14Cristalino Lodge--Torre 17
2020-07-11 06:29Cristalino Lodge--Lodge grounds1
2020-07-11 06:05Água Azul do Norte--área geral5
2020-07-02 07:46Alta Floresta--Floresta Amazonica Hotel2
2020-06-17 15:20El Cafetal2
2020-07-07 15:15Chapada dos Guimarães--Vale da Bencão12
2020-07-02 16:57Parque Municipal da Quineira
2020-06-15 05:56Fundação Paulo de Tarso--Base Escoteira2
2020-07-08 06:33Goiânia--Reserva Caraíbas2
2020-07-01 16:47Goiânia--Fazenda Baixa Verde (acesso restrito)3
2020-06-18 06:30Universidade Federal de Goiás--Campus Samambaia2
2020-06-20RPPN Reserva Natural Pousada das Araras2