Pionus Tip

Blue-headed pionus are one of the most popular and well known of all pionus parrots. They are intelligent, inquisitive birds that sometimes bond fiercely to their owner. They make very good pets but don't typically speak well. Blue-headed pionus are medium, stocky bright green parrots with deep blue heads and black ear patches. They are also known as red-vented parrots for the bright red under-tail coverts that are actually a hallmark of pionus parrots. Primary and secondary flight feathers and tail feathers are green. The beak is black with red side patches.

To learn more, read Choosing a Blue Headed Pionus.