Orange-cheeked parrot

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Orange-cheeked parrot
Pyrilia barrabandi -Napo Wildlife Reserve-4.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrilia
Species: P. barrabandi
Binomial name
Pyrilia barrabandi
(Kuhl, 1820)

Pionopsitta barrabandi
Gypopsitta barrabandi

The orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It was formerly placed in the genus Pionopsitta, which is now monotypic.

It is found in the Amazonian Andes, in humid lowland forests in the northwestern, southwestern, and south-central Amazon Basin in South America.

The binomial name of this bird commemorates the French painter Jacques Barraband.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrilia barrabandi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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