June 4, 2015 – Blue-Headed Parrot or Blue-Headed Pionus (Pionus menstruus)

Requested by: taylorrbranham

These parrots are found in many forested regions of Central America and northern South America. Feeding on a wide variety fresh fruit and seeds, they are quite adaptable and have adjusted to agricultural areas by eating grains, such as corn and rice. Because of this, they are often considered a crop pest. Outside of the breeding season they gather in groups and forage in the upper canopy. Like other parrots, they nest in tree cavities. They are fairly common in captivity.