|Red-billed Parrot Pionus
Colombian name: Cotorra Piquirroja
|Colombia and Ecuador
The Red-billed Parrot has a disjunct distribution in the highlands from northern Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found in humid forest, cloudforest and secondary growth mainly between 500 and 1,500 metres.
|The sub-species found at Santa Marta and seen in photos 1 and 2, P. s. saturatus, is darker than most other races and it has a dark streak on the upper mandible. Photo 3 from eastern Ecuador shows the sub-species P. s. corallinus with the mantle and back tinged grey and blue.|
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