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A Caique with real character I&#039;ve had the pleasure on my travels to cross paths with this little Black-headed parrot who goes by the name of Cookie, a long time companion to a travel acquaintance in Pennsylvania.   <br />
He is a caique parrot - those belonging to genus Pionites, native to the Amazon region. Quite small and stocky and gorgeous plumage. Playful, energetic and with a distinct (and at times), very funny personality. This was a real eye opener for me, having had no experience with birds as companions and pets. I think he looks wonderful in this shot.<br />
20 cm in length.  Black-capped parrot,Black-headed parrot,Caique,Geotagged,Pallid parrot,Pionites melanocephalus,Psittacidae,Psittaciformes,Summer,United States,Vertebrate,bird,melanocephalus,parrot Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A Caique with real character

I've had the pleasure on my travels to cross paths with this little Black-headed parrot who goes by the name of Cookie, a long time companion to a travel acquaintance in Pennsylvania.
He is a caique parrot - those belonging to genus Pionites, native to the Amazon region. Quite small and stocky and gorgeous plumage. Playful, energetic and with a distinct (and at times), very funny personality. This was a real eye opener for me, having had no experience with birds as companions and pets. I think he looks wonderful in this shot.
20 cm in length.

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  1. I have a sun conure and many times I think of getting a caique, They are my second favorite as bird pet! Posted 2 years ago
  2. What a fabulous species intro and great photo! Posted 2 years ago

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The black-headed parrot, also known as the black-headed caique, black-capped parrot or pallid parrot, is one of the two species in the genus ''Pionites'' of the family Psittacidae; the other species being the allopatric white-bellied parrot.

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Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded Feb 26, 2019. Captured Jul 29, 2015 14:49 in 311 Catherine Ave, Brownsville, PA 15417, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm