Maroon-tailed parakeet

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Maroon-tailed parakeet
Pyrrhura melanura berlepschi Keulemans.jpg
Subspecies P. m. berlepschi (in front)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrrhura
Species: P. melanura
Binomial name
Pyrrhura melanura
(Spix, 1824)
  • Pyrrhura berlepschi

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.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. 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)