Maroon-tailed parakeet

The maroon-tailed parakeet (Pyrrhura melanura) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Maroon-tailed parakeet
Maroon-tailed Parakeet.jpg
Subspecies P. m. melanura
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrrhura
P. melanura
Binomial name
Pyrrhura melanura
(Spix, 1824)
Pyrrhura melanura map.svg
  • Pyrrhura berlepschi

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.


  • P. m. berlepschi Salvadori, 1891
  • P. m. chapmani Bond & de Schauensee, 1940
  • P. m. melanura (Spix, 1824)
  • P. m. pacifica Chapman, 1915
  • P. m. souancei (J. Verreaux, 1858)
Maroon-tailed Parakeet, P. m. berlepschi


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2019). "Pyrrhura melanura". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T155070695A155072070. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T155070695A155072070.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.