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White-crowned Parrot

Pionus senilis

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Medium-size, blue-green parrot of tropical lowlands, mainly in humid forest and forest edge. The big white crown patch and white throat on a bluish head are distinctive; also note the pinkish-red patch under the tail. Often occurs in small flocks, sometimes flying high overhead. Flight style distinctive, with very deep wingbeats, unlike the quicker, shallower wingbeats of White-fronted and Red-lored Parrots, which often occur in same areas.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America