Local subspecies: nominate, with range restricted to NE Brazil. RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Synonyms: Loxia cyanea LINNAEUS 1758;
Figure 1. Female, drinking at a waterhole.
It is easier to see a female of this species, than a male, and my impression is that the males hide more, and may also be less common. A reason for this could be trapping of the males, which are appreciated as cage birds, because of their beautiful song and colourful appearance.To top of page