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Pyrilia barrabandi -Napo Wildlife Reserve-4.jpg
Orange-cheeked parrot
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrilia
Bonaparte, 1856
7 species


Pyrilia is a genus of parrots in the family Psittacidae. It was recently split from the now-monotypic Pionopsitta, and then briefly moved to Gypopsitta. But as Pyrilia was published a few months before Gypopsitta, the latter is a junior synonym.[1]

All are relatively short-tailed parrots that are restricted to forests in the Neotropics. Their head or face contrasts clearly with the mainly green body, and they have a brownish or olive patch on the chest.



Media related to Pionopsitta at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Use of Pyrilia over Gypospsitta Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine.. Richard C. Banks, February 2008, to the South American Classification Committee. Accessed 2008-06-22
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