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Blue-Headed Pionus

Pionus menstruus
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
Northern parts of South America
Lowland tropical forest and rainforest
Like other parrots, Blue-headed Pionus are very social and gather in larger groups when foraging or sleeping.  They reach maturity at 2 to 4 years of age. These parrots build their nests in tree cavities and typically lay a clutch of 3 to 4 white eggs. The incubation period lasts approximately 26 days. The young parrots start to wean at around 12 weeks old and usually become independent by 3 months of age. Their diet primarily consists of fruits, seeds, berries, and blossoms.
Although Blue-headed Pionus parrots are categorized as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List due to their wide distribution and large population, their numbers are decreasing as a result of deforestation.
These parrots can live for 30 to 45 years.