Black Headed Caique

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Scientific Name: 

Pionites melanocephala

Description:

The black-headed caique (Pionites melanocephala), black-headed parrot, or black covered parrot, is a pleasant and fun-loving bird. The Black-headed Caique is not only the most colorful bird in the parrot family but has a superb and funny character. They are shrewd and brisk to learn stunts. However, they can mimic numerous natural sounds, yet caiques are not known to be clear talkers. Being very social and active, they are loving and curious, and they love to flaunt.

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    A distinctive attribute of the caique is a beautiful ruffled looking white bosom and belly. That’s why they are very famous. Therefore, ‘Caique’ is a term used to depict a full-dress, white shirt with a ruffled front.

    This parrot is endemic to northern South America, mainly northern Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and southern Venezuela – where it can be found in subtropical or tropical sodden marsh woods or swamps. Moreover, these parrots are social creatures. In the wild, caiques are usually seen in pairs or rush up to 30 birds, calling noisily during flight. Both black headed caiques and white-bellied caiques favor similar kind of canopies and marshy forests.

    Breeding Season: 
    Their breeding season is late spring, when the weather begins to warm up

    Conservation status: 

    Population stable (According to Encyclopedia of Life)

    Diet: 

    The Caique’s primary diet is seeds, fruits, and green vegetables. Moreover, a commercially prepared parrot mix or pelleted diet can also be beneficial.

    Weight:

    5.3 oz (According to Encyclopedia of Life)

    Life Span:

    40 years

    Size:

    10 Inches

    Higher classification:

    Caique

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