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Bronze Winged Pionus - Bronze Wing Pionus Pionus Chalcopterus Bird

Bronze Winged Pionus Bronze Wing Pionus

Notable traits of the Bronze Winged Pionus Bird: Bronze Wing Pionus (Pionus Chalcopterus)
Latin Name: Pionus Chalcopterus
Common Name: Bronze Winged Pionus
Description: Violet-blue; head and nape bronze-brown, feathers broadly edged dark violet-grey; chin white; throat dull pink; back, rump and shoulder feathers dark bronze-green with blue edging; breast and abdomen dark green broadly edged with dark violet-blue; under tail-coverts red; wing-coverts bronze-brown; primary-coverts and primaries purple-blue; tail dark blue, outer feathers with red base; bill yellowish horn-colour; skin to periophthalmic ring dull to dark pink; iris brown; feet flesh-coloured.<br />
Immatures with greenish head and back, breast and abdomen feathers with dark green edging.
Gender Determination: Undeterminable by appearance
Trainability: The Bronze Winged Pionus is known for its goodnatured personality
Length: 29 cm (11.5 in) wing 190 to 205 mm
Average Lifespan: 35 years
Average Weight: 210 g
Diet: Pellets, Fruits and Veggies
Housing: min 24 x 24 x 30 inches
Loudness: The Bronze Winged Pionus has a voice that is quite and not very loud.
Talking Ability: Are capable of speaking a few words and phrases.
Notes: The Bronze Wing Pionus is called a "Living Rainbow" by some aviculturists, and it is perhaps the most beautiful of all the different Pionus species. They also tend to be the shyest of the the Pionus family.<br />
The Bronze Wing Pionus is not as popular in the pet trade as the Blue Head or the Maximillian, but its popularity is growing steadily, and they are becoming increasingly available in the pet market. The Bronze Winged Pionus is known for its good-natured personality. Though they are not avid chewers like some parrots, they should be given plenty of chew toys. They are much quieter than other parrots, but they may become quite loud from time to time, and some may also learn to screech. Like other Pionus they may be rather shy, but they will become tame with regular handling. Like other Pionus species, the Bronze Wing will often make a wheezing sound when they are frightened. This may be quite disconcerting to those who have not spent much time with a Pionus.<br />
Bronze Wing's beautiful colors increase as they mature. Often described as "muddy," babies lack the striking coloration of the adults. A mature Bronze Winged Pionus has violet blue feathers that are etched with dark grey. Its wings are flecked with bronze. They have muted pink feathers on their throats, and they have white chins. Throughout their plumage varying shades of green, blue, chestnut, and purple are seen. Like other Pionus species, the underside of their tail is red. In bright natural light their plumage appears iridescent and will often give the appearance of changing as they move. They have yellowish colored beaks and flesh colored feet.
These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
Age of Maturity: 2
Breeding Life: 30
Nest: 25 x 25 x 50 cm
Breeding Aviculture: Often
Average Clutch Size: 4-5
Habitat: NorthWestern South America
References: PelletTreatToy
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