The brown-hooded parrot is a small parrot which is a resident breeding species from southeastern Mexico to north-western Colombia. Until recently, it was placed in the genus ''Pionopsitta'', which now is restricted to the type species, the pileated parrot. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the rose-faced parrot . This species has been adversely affected by deforestation.
It is found in lowlands and foothills locally up to 1600 m altitude in forest canopy and edges, and adjacent.. more