Pearly Conure Pyrrhura lepida

Pearly Conure
Pearly Conure
Pearly Conure
The Pearly Conure is native to northeast Brazil. It has green-blue cheeks, a green-blue chest, white-tipped grey pearly neckruff and white "ears". The green body plumage has red "shoulders" and blue wingtips and the tail is burgundy red.
Pearly Conure
Pearly Conure
Pearly Conure
It used to be Pyrrhura perlata until it was found that the type specimen was actually a young Crimson-bellied, so, following taxonomic rules, the name "perlata" was transferred to the Crimson-bellied and the Pearly Conure became lepida species). Some refer to it as subspecies Pyrrhura perlata lepida, but it is usually given full species status as Pyrrhura lepida.
Miritiba Pearly Conure
Miritiba Pearly Conure
Miritiba Pearly Conure
The Miritiba Pearly Conure (above), Pyrrhura lepida coerulescens, has grey cheeks and is native to a small region of coastal Brazil (Maranhao state) and nearing extinction in the wild. Some sources refer to it as Pyrrhura perlata coerulescens under the assumption mentioned above that the Pearly Conure itself is a subspecies of the Crimson-bellied.