Birds of Colombia

    PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae (African & New World Parrots)  
Genus: Pyrilia (4 species, 7 worldwide)

Orange-cheeked Parrot
Orange-cheeked Parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi barrabandi)
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Brown-hooded Parrot
Brown-hooded Parrot (Pyrilia haematotis)
Laguna Lagarto Lodge, Boca Tapada, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Rose-faced Parrot
Rose-faced Parrot (Pyrilia pulchra)
Anchicaya, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium-sized parrot. May be found at coconut palm flowers.

Saffron-headed Parrot
Saffron-headed Parrot (Pyrilia pyrilia) Near Threatened
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia  
Photograph by Manakin Nature Tours - Luis UrueƱa   © All Rights Reserved.

A beautiful parrot found in lowlands in Colombia, Venezuela, and a bit of Panama. One or two records from Ecuador far from main population. Follows rivers and streams, often stopping at Guamo Machete (Inga spectabilis) trees.

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Cuba