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Pionites melanocephalus (Black-headed Parrot)

Synonyms: Pionites melanocephala

Wikipedia Abstract

The black-headed parrot (Pionites melanocephalus ; sometimes incorrectly Pionites melanocephala), also known as the black-headed caique, black-capped parrot or pallid parrot (for P. m. pallidus), is one of the two species in the genus Pionites of the family Psittacidae; the other species being the allopatric white-bellied parrot. It is most often found in pairs or small noisy flocks of up to 10 individuals, but sometimes up to 30. In the wild, they eat mostly flowers, pulp, and seeds and possibly insects.
View Wikipedia Record: Pionites melanocephalus

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
18
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.14811
EDGE Score: 1.96685

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  149 grams
Female Weight [1]  141 grams
Male Weight [1]  157 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  11.3 %
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Nectarivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  60 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  40 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Maximum Longevity [4]  23 years

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Haverschmidt, F. and GF Mees. 1994. Birds of Suriname. Vaco, Paramaribo, Surinam
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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