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Pyrrhura perlata
Sub-species: Pyrrhura perlata perlata (Crimson-bellied Conure)

Formerly Pyrrhura rhodogaster,  Crimson-bellied Conure is now considered to be the nominate species of P. perlata. It is 9.5 in length and is found in western Brazil. The forehead is brown suffused blue. The crown, nape, sides of the neck, throat and upper brest is basically brown with the individual feathers having pale tips creating a barred effect. There is a blue collar that encircles the hindneck. The upper cheeks are yellowish green turning blue underneath. The lower breast and abdomen are bright crimson. The thighs and flanks are blue. The primaries are a deep blue and secondaries are greenish blue. From the lower back to the upper tail feathers is green. The tail feathers are green at the base turning maroon with a blue tip. Beak is dark grey and legs are pinkish grey. This spectacular sub-species has recently been imported and is now being sold in limited numbers.


Pyrrhura perlata
Sub-species: Pyrrhura perlata lepida

This sub-species is found in northeastern Brazil and is mostly dark green. The forecrown, crown and nape are dark brown with buff edging around the nape. The cheeks are dull blue and there is also blue on the hindneck.The ear coverts are brownish white and the sides of the neck, throat and upper breast are all dark brown with light buff edges and dark brown tips. The upper breast may have a blue suffusion. The shoulder and  lesser underwing coverts are bright red. The primaries are dark blue.The tail feathers are are maroon on their upper surface and olive at the base. Beak, legs and feet are greyish black.


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