Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus
Blue-headed Parrot, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Sept 2000 - click for larger image Brazil

The Blue-headed Parrot is one of the most common parrots in tropical South America. There are three subspecies and this is a photo of the nominate subspecies. There is a distribution map on NatureServe.

Blue-headed Parrot, Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 2003 - click for larger image Note the blue head and the red undertail coverts. In flight it has a distinctive low wing stroke with the wings almost touching below the body. They are often found in large flocks.
Blue-headed Parrot, Caxiuanã, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image
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