Yellow-tailed parrot

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Yellow-tailed parrot
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pionites
Species: P. xanthurus
Binomial name
Pionites xanthurus
(Todd, 1925)

The yellow-tailed parrot (Pionites xanthurus) is one of the four species in the genus Pionites of the family Psittacidae.[2] Originally the species was considered to be a subspecies of Pionites leucogaster, but recent morphological work suggests the species should be split into three.[2] The species is rare in captivity in comparison to other taxa of the genus.


  1. ^ BirdLife International 2014. Pionites xanthurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 03 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2014). Black-legged Parrot (Pionites xanthomerius). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2014). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 3 January 2015)
  • Collar, N. (1997). Pionites leucogaster (White-bellied Parrot). Pp. 457 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Sargatal, J. eds (1997). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 4. Sangrouse to Cuckoos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-22-9
  • Parr, M., & Juniper, T. (1998). A Guide to the Parrots of the World. Pica Press, East Sussex. ISBN 1-873403-40-2
  • Schulenberg, T., Stotz, D. Lane, D., O'Neill, J, & Parker, T. (2007). Birds of Peru. Helm, London. ISBN 978-0-7136-8673-9
  • Sigrist, T. (2006). Aves do Brasil - Uma Visão Artistica. ISBN 85-905074-1-6
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