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Cardinal Lory

Chalcopsitta cardinalis


31 cm.. height and weight of 175 to 215 gr.

The Cardinal Lory (Pseudeos cardinalis) It has a characteristic shape due to its relatively long tail.

Among adults, There is no sexual dimorphism, the plumage is completely brilliant red, but the upperparts and wings … Read the rest

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Brown Lory

Chalcopsitta duivenbodei


31 cm.. length and a weight between 200 and 230 gr.

The bottom of the wings of the Brown Lory (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei) are bright yellow narcissus.

Two other features of their plumage that calls powerfully the attention are, seen head-on , the yellow that completely surrounds the … Read the rest

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Yellow-streaked Lory

Chalcopsitta scintillata


Measured between 30 to 31 cm.. and a weight between 180 and 245 gr.

The adults of the species Yellow-streaked Lory (Chalcopsitta scintillata) have plumage dark green, pale green veins in head and the abdomen, and bright yellow bands in the chest and in the the mantle.

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Black Lory

Chalcopsitta atra


32 cm.. height and a weight between 230 and 260 gr.

The Black Lory (Chalcopsitta atra) It is the least colorful member of an otherwise very colorful genre. It´s, in poultry, therefore, the least popular. This is regrettable because it is equally as interesting as the … Read the rest

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Red fan Parrot

Deroptyus accipitrinus

National Zoo - Washington DC


35 to 41 cm.. height and between 190 and 277 g. of weight.

The Red fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus) is unmistakable for its showy colours. Has the forecrown and crown yellowish white, fading back to brown with pale stripes on the back … Read the rest

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Dusky Parrot

Pionus fuscus


24 to 26 cm.. height and between 179 and 222g. weight.

The coloration general of the Dusky Parrot (Pionus fuscus) is blue violet dark. Small patch of feathers on the front of the lores; on the basis of the cere, Pink; for the rest, lores, cheeks, forecrown and crown, … Read the rest

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Bronze winged Parrot

Pionus chalcopterus


28 to 30 cm.. tall and around 210 weight g.

The Bronze winged Parrot (Pionus chalcopterus) has the general Brown, darker in head, neck, chest and flanks, This plumage with blue-violet edge.

The throat whitish and pink; wings Bronze Green.

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Scaly-headed Parrot

Pionus maximiliani


27 to 29 cm.. height and between 233 and 293 g. of weight.

The Scaly-headed Parrot (Pionus maximiliani) It is medium in size and tail very short; has the lores, the forecrown and the eye area opaque dark bronze; the feathers on crown, the … Read the rest

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Anatomy of the Psitacidae


Species of the genus Pionus

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