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.

Like others in the genus, eats the stem of leaves from some species of tree (genus Inga?).

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 to eat the stem of leaves, and sometimes leaves.

© 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