Dusky Parrot (Pionus fuscus) perched high in Rockstone Village, Guyana (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

The Dusky Parrot (Pionus fuscus) can be found in northern South America, particularly in the Guianas, Venezuela and Brazil. It has a medium-wide gray eye-ring, a splay of cream-white feathers on its upper neck, a pinkish-red tinge to the belly, and red undertail coverts. The remiges and tail are blue, with the latter red at the base. Overall, the dusky parrot is a dark brownish-gray. This bird is an omnivore, but unlike other parrots, it is not known for talking – its range is limited to about 10 to 20 words.

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