Black-headed Caique Pionites melanocephalus

Black-headed Caique
Black-headed Caique
The Black-headed Caique/Parrot comes from northern South America, mainly north of the Amazon.
Black-headed Caique
Black-headed Caique
Black-headed Caique
There are two subspecies, the nominate race (above and below) with orange thighs and P.m. pallidus with yellow thighs.
Black-headed Caique
Black-headed Caique
Black-headed Caique
"Caique", pronounced "Ka-ee-k"is named after a white shirt with a ruffled front.
Black-headed Caique
Black-headed Caique
Black-headed Caique
Although the Black-headed Caique has a white belly, the White-bellied Caiques are different species that don't have the black head. These White-bellied species have recently been split from one to three and given different names (see links below).