Category: South America

Birds and folklore from the lower Amazon

Birds of ill omen are present in plenty. Chief among these is the goat-sucker (Caprimulgus). The Takutu Indians have the greatest superstition with regard to this bird, and would not kill it for any price. They say it keeps communication with the dead, and brings messages to their conjurers. Even the common people on the […]

Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Pyrrhura molinae | [authority] Massena and Souance, 1854 | [UK] Green-cheeked Parakeet | [FR] Conure de Molina | [DE] Molinasittich | [ES] Chiripepe de Cabeza Gris, Cotorra de Molina | [NL] Groenwangparkiet | [copyright picture] Brandon Lim Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Pyrrhura molinae SA c Pyrrhura […]

Golden-capped Parakeet (Aratinga auricapillus)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Aratinga auricapillus | [authority] Kuhl, 1820 | [UK] Golden-capped Parakeet | [FR] Conure a tete d’or | [DE] Goldkopfsittich | [ES] Aratinga testadorada | [NL] Goudkapparkiet | [copyright picture] Peter Tan Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Aratinga auricapillus SA se Brazil Aratinga auricapillus auricapillus ec Brazil Aratinga […]

Golden-collared Macaw (Primolius auricollis)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Primolius auricollis | [authority] Cassin, 1853 | [UK] Golden-collared Macaw | [FR] Geospize crassirostre | [DE] Halsbandara | [ES] Guacamayo Acollarado | [NL] Geelnekara | [copyright picture] Arthur Grosset Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Diopsittaca auricollis Primolius auricollis SA sc Genus Primolius is a genus of macaws […]

Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Aratinga weddellii | [authority] Deville, 1851 | [UK] Dusky-headed Parakeet | [FR] Conure de Weddell | [DE] Weddellsittich | [ES] Aratinga Cabecifusca | [NL] Weddells Aratinga | [copyright picture] David Long Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The parrot genus Aratinga comprises 24 species. Aratinga is a genus of American […]

Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Forpus xanthopterygius | [authority] Taczanowski, 1883 | [UK] Blue-winged Parrotlet | [FR] Toui de spix | [DE] Blauflugel-Sperlingspapagei | [ES] Catita Enana (Arg) | [NL] Spix’ Muspapegaai | [copyright picture] Elis Simpson Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Forpus xanthopterygius SA c, se Forpus xanthopterygius crassirostris se Colombia […]

Bonapartes Parakeet (Pyrrhura lucianii)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Pyrrhura lucianii | [authority] | [UK] Bonapartes Parakeet | [FR] Conure de Bonaparte | [DE] Rotzugelsittich | [ES] Cotorra Pintada | [NL] Prins Lucien?s parkiet | [copyright picture] F. de Castelnau Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The genus Pyrrhura includes a rich set of small to medium-sized species of […]

Bald Parrot (Pyrilia aurantiocephala)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Pyrilia aurantiocephala | [authority] Gaban-Lima, Raposo and Hofling, 2002 | [UK] Bald Parrot | [FR] Chipiu cesar | [DE] Kahlkkopf-Papegei | [ES] Lorito calva | [NL] Oranjekoppapegaai | [copyright picture] Frederico Lencioni Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Pionopsitta aurantiocephala Pyrilia aurantiocephala SA c Brazil Genus The genus […]

Venezuelan Parakeet (Pyrrhura emma)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Pyrrhura emma | [authority] Kuhl, 1820 | [UK] Venezuelan Parakeet | [FR] Conure emma | [DE] Weissohrsittich Spanish | [ES] Cotorra Cariparda | [NL] Emma?s witoorparkiet | [copyright picture] John Gerrard Keulemans Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Pyrrhura emma SA n Venezuela Genus The genus Pyrrhura includes […]