The genus Pyrilia is composed of seven known species allopatrically distributed in Central and South America: P. haematotis; P. coccinicollaris; P. pulchra; P. pyrilia; P. barrabandi; P. caica; and P.
vulturina. The last three species occur in the Amazon basin. Pionopsitta barrabandi is distributed along the western portion of the Amazon basin, extending from southern Venezuela to northeastern Mato Grosso (Brazil), and westwards as far as eastern Ecuador. Pionopsitta caica occurs from southeastern Venezuela to Guyana, and in the Brazilian states of Roraima and Amapa, on the left bank of the lower Amazon River. P. vulturina is distributed south of the Amazon River, from the Gurupi River to the Madeira River and southwards as far as Serra do Cachimbo. Pionopsitta is a genus in the Family Psittacidae. Recent DNA results show that Pileated Parrot is genetically far from the rest of the species currently included in Pionopsitta. The SACC has followed suit so that Pileated Parrot is the only remaining member of this genus while the rest are placed in genus Pyrilia.
Listen to the sound of Bald Parrot
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recorded by Bradley Davis
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