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Dusky Pionus - Dusky Pionus Pionus Fuscus Bird

Dusky Pionus  Dusky Pionus

Notable traits of the Dusky Pionus Bird: Dusky Pionus (Pionus Fuscus)
Latin Name: Pionus Fuscus
Common Name: Dusky Pionus
Description: Head dull slate-blue; lores area red; ear-coverts black, edged around with whitish feathers; chin feathers edged with dull pink; back and wings dark brown, each feather with pale edging; breast and abdomen brown with dull pink or bluish edging; under wing-coverts violet-blue; tail dark blue, outer feathers with red base; bill blackish, horn-colured on sides; skin to periophthalmic ring grey; iris brown; feet grey. Immatures with greenish-blue head; iris dark
Gender Determination: Undeterminable by appearance
Trainability: The Dusky Pionus is known for its goodnatured personality.
Length: 26 cm (10 in)
Average Lifespan: 35 years
Average Weight: 200 g
Diet: Pellets, Fruits and Veggies
Housing: min 24 x 24 x 30 inches
Loudness: The Dusky Pionus has a voice that is the loudest of the group
Talking Ability: Can learn a few words but limited talking
Notes: They are not heavy chewers, but should be provided toys, so they do not to become bored. Initially they may be shy, but with regular handling they will become quite tame. After taming they are known to be intelligent and quite curious.
The Dusky Pionus gets its name from the fact that their plumage contains all the colors of sunset, which is seen at dusk. Some erroneously believe that the name "Dusky" stems from their feathers being rather dull in color, but in truth their feathers are very reflective, and are quite lovely. They have brown chests with a muted blue or pink etching along the trim of each feather. Their heads are slate blue with red lores. They have dark blue tails with a red base, typical of birds in the genus Pionus. They are the smallest of all the parrots in the Pionus genus. Some people say that the coloration of the Dusky Pionus resembles that of the Peregrine.
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 years
Nest: 25 x 25 x 50 cm
Breeding Aviculture: Often
Average Clutch Size: 4-5
Habitat: Northern South America
References: PelletTreatToy
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