Crimson-bellied Parakeet
Pyrrhura perlata

Crimson-bellied Parakeet


Crimson-bellied Parakeet


24-25 cm. of length and weight 85-94 g

The Crimson-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura perlata) has the lores and cheeks of color yellowish-olive with dye Brown; The forecrown, the crown and back neck Dark Slate with velvety probes, giving a mottled appearance, especially in parts where increases the blue at the bases of the feathers.

The upper mantle is blue; robe bottom up to the uppertail-coverts green. Scapulars green at the base, blue down; the lesser wing coverts, olive green; the medium-sized and large coverts, with a predominance of the color blue. The flight feather, blue top, secondaries with green in the outerweb; slate grey dark below.

Underwing-coverts bright red. Sides of the neck, the throat and the top of the chest, with a predominance of brown color, with some brands blue and tips velvety, giving a scaly appearance; The under chest and most of the belly bright crimson; Flanks, the thighs and undertail-coverts, Blue with greenish tint. Upper, the tail, with predominance of color Brown, shades of green and some blue feathers; below, the tail, dark gray.

The bill brown-black color; eye ring whitish grey; Iris dark brown; legs black slate.

Both sexes similar.

Immature lack of the colour Crimson shining on them underparts; Sometimes with dark margins in the scapulars.

The Pyrrhura perlata was formerly known as Pyrrhura rhodogaster.


They usually inhabit humid forest from the Mainland, clear forest, secondary and probably drier formations in the North of Mato Grosso and have been registered also dominated by fig trees in eastern forests of Bolivia.

Usually views in small flocks and, sometimes in mixed groups with the Golden-winged Parakeet and Painted Parakeet. Larger family groups have been reported previously. Often they had been down to rivers and streams to bathe and drink.


With reproduce between August and November, probably in April and June, They nest in tree cavities. Incubation period: 24-25 days.

The put in captivity is of 3-9 eggs, being 5 the average.


Reported foods include catkins Cecropia, small fruits of Trema micrantha, fruits of the ficus, Eugenia and Zanthoxylum, and flowers of Bertholletia excelsa and Dioclea glabra.


Can be found in Brazil, in the area of the great South-Central Amazon basin, in West For and in the western area of Amazon, in the basins of the rivers Madeira and South of the Tapajós, to the extreme north of Mato Grosso, Rivers Roosevelt and Aripuanã.

Observed in adjacent parts of Bolivia and probably widely distributed East of the river Mamoré in Beni and Santa Cruz.

In general common, but perhaps decreasing due to the loss of forests in some parts of its area of distribution (for example, along the river JI-Paraná in Rondônia, Brazil).


• Current red list category of the UICN: Vulnerable

• Population trend: Stable

Justification of the population:

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, but this species is described as “quite common” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend:

It is suspected that this species has lost 23-30.3% of habitat within its distribution area for three generations (18 years), based on a model of Amazon deforestation (Soares-Filho et to the., 2006, Bird et to the., 2011). Given the susceptibility of species the hunting and capture, they suspected that the population of Crimson-bellied Parakeet decrease by ≥ 30% during three generations.

"Crimson-bellied Parakeet" in captivity:

It is not very common in captivity. Its diet idónea sería a base de frutas tales como: Apples, Pears, oranges, bananas, grenades, cactus fruits , which form the 30 percent of their food, vegetables, such as: carrots, celery, Green beans, pea in the pod, fresh corn, green leaves, such as: Chard, lettuce, Dandelion, chickweed, healer, millet; a mixture of seeds as such: Canary Islands, small amounts of wheat and millet, oats, safflower and hemp, Sunflower, cooked beans and vegetables and cooked corn.

Es una ave muy playful a la que le encanta bañarse, so it would have to provide toys and a bowl shallow water.
Moderate voice, but when are they excited can be somewhat noisy. It is not aggressive with other species.
Price per couple: 500-600 EUR

Alternative names:

Crimson-bellied Parakeet, Crimson bellied Parakeet, Crimson-bellied Conure, Pearly Conure, Pearly Parakeet, Rose-bellied Conure, Rose-breasted Conure, Rose-breasted Parakeet (English).
Conure à ventre rouge, Conure perlée, Perriche à ventre rouge, Perruche à poitrine cramoise, Perruche à ventre rouge (French).
Rotbauchsittich, Blausteißsittich, Blausteiss-Sittich, Rotbauch-Sittich (German).
Tiriba-de-barriga-vermelha (Portuguese).
Catita cola granate, Cotorra Ventirroja, Cotorra Ventrirroja, Perico de Pecho Rojo, Perico Perla (Spanish).
Catita cola granate (Paraguay).

Johann Baptist von Spix
Johann Baptist von Spix

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrrhura
Scientific name: Pyrrhura perlata
Citation: (von Spix, 1824)
Protonimo: Aratinga reported

Crimson-bellied Parakeet images:

Videos of the "Crimson-bellied Parakeet"


Crimson-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura perlata)


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


(1) – Crimson-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura perlata) also called the Crimson-Bellied Conure By derivative work: Snowmanradio (talk)Juan_Caparrós_cabeza. JPG: Juan Caparrós [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – A Crimson-bellied Parakeet (also known as the Crimson-bellied Conure) captive by Pyrrhura_perlata_-captive-8a.jpg: Nori Almeidaderivative work: Snowmanradio [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – Crimson-bellied Conure in the Walsrode Bird Park, Germany By Quartl (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) – Cotorra ventrirroja by pixabay
(5) – Pyrrhura perlata by Florin FeneruFlickr
(6) – Conurus rhodogaster=Pyrrhura perlata by Joseph Wolf [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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