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Blue-Headed Pionus

Pionus menstruus
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
Northern parts of South America
Lowland tropical forest and rainforest

Like other parrots, Blue-headed Pionus are very social and gather in larger groups when foraging or sleeping.  They reach maturity at 2 to 4 years of age. They nest in tree cavities. A normal clutch consists of 3 to 4 white eggs. The average incubation period is about 26 days. The young wean when they are about 12 weeks old and are usually independent by 3 months of age.  They eat fruits, seeds, berries, and blossoms.

Even though they are Least Concern on the IUCN Red List due to their large range and population, their numbers are in decline due to deforestation.

They can live 30 to 45 years.