perlata perlata (Crimson-bellied Conure)
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
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.