Blue Head Pionus Parrot (pionusmenstruus)
The Blue Headed Pionus inhabit forests and terrain with trees up to a height of 600m/2000ft. They are occasionally seen up as high as 1500m/5000ft but only in open country and cultivated areas where they like to forage. During breeding season they fly in large flocks and can be seen in the mornings flying from the regular breeding sites to their feeding areas.
The plumage of the adult Blue Headed Pionus is generally green with the head and upper breast a deep blue. There is a red base on the feathers on their necks and this shows through. They have black patches on their ear coverts and their under tail coverts are red. Their bill is blackish with red at the sides. The skin to their ophthalmic ring is grey and their iris’s a dark brown. Their feet and legs are grey. Immature Blue Headed Pionus have a reddish frontal band on their head and are a greenish-blue in color.