Blaze-winged Parakeet
Pyrrhura devillei

Blaze-winged Parakeet


Blaze-winged Parakeet


It measures 25 - 28 cm. and 70 weight GR.

In flight notorious is the armpit Red with yellow line at the end; Red patch in the belly. The tail is opaque red.

Was formerly considered as a subspecies of the Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis), of crown brown, darker underparts, and underwing-coverts especially red and yellow.

Bill black; eye ring naked white; irises brown. Tail long.

It has no sexual dimorphism.


It lives in the Woods, on the clear and marshy edges, until the 1000 m.

It is a species tolerant of disturbance of the habitat.

Fly in flocks between 6 - 12 individuals.


It nests in hollow of trees and is plays between October and December.


Feed a wide variety of dried fruits and fruit.


Is distributed between the South of Brazil (Mato Grosso from the South), North of Paraguay (Northwest of Conception and Southeast of Alto Paraguay) and Southeast of Bolivia.

In Brazil only it is known in Mato Grosso from the South, where is limited to the mountain ranges of Bodoquena and Maracayu, in the Ecotone between the Planalto and the lowlands of the Pantanal, and along the River Taboco in the municipality of Aquidauana. It has a very limited range in the Paraguay, from where the records of them last is limited to the Gallery of forests along the Apa River.


• Red list category of the UICN current: Near-threatened

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population Blaze-winged Parakeet It has not been quantified, but this species has been described as “rare“.

This species is suspected that they have experienced a moderately rapid decline due to the extensive loss and degradation of its habitat range within. Now survive in a highly fragmented landscape. Its area of distribution in Brazil It has suffered a great loss and degradation of forests through agricultural expansion and coal production. The forests of the North of Conception and those who are in Chaco, in the easternmost area of Paraguay, are being subjected to a pressure increased and have seen a considerable deforestation in the past 10 years (R. Clay in litt., 2009).

There is one hybridization apparent with the Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis) observed in the Apa River (R. Clay in litt., 2009).

The trade is apparently minimal (pit et to the., 1997).

"Blaze-winged Parakeet" in captivity:

These small parrots are very rare in captivity, Although its potential for pets is excellent. Are birds animated and soon procured confidence with its owner. They often enjoy bath and are not hard chewing. They are mostly calm and they shall only be loud when they are excited. They can be aggressive toward other birds. Playful and curious and generally resistant.

Alternative names:

Black-winged Parakeet, Black-winged Conure, Blaze winged Parakeet, Blaze-winged Conure, Blaze-winged Parakeet, Deville’s Conure (English).
Conure de Deville, Perriche de Deville, Perruche de Deville (French).
Devillesittich, Deville Sittich, Deville-Sittich (German).
tiriba-fogo (Portuguese).
Chiripepé ala anaranjada, Cotorra de Deville, Perico de Alas Naranjas, Periquito alianaranjado (Spanish).
Periquito alianaranjado (Bolivia).
Chiripepé ala anaranjada (Paraguay).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrrhura
Scientific name: Pyrrhura devillei
Citation: (Massena & Souancé, 1854)
Protonimo: Conurus Devillei


Blaze-winged Parakeet (Pyrrhura devillei)


– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr


(1) – Blaze-winged Parakeet, Pousada Aguape, Mato Grosso Sul, In Brazil Flickr by Wildlife Travel
(2) – Iconographie des perroquets :Paris :P. Bertrand,1857 biodiversitylibrary

Sounds: (Xeno-canto)

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