Caique Parrot Eggs


The species Pionites leucogaster contains three subspecies including the nominate race, but recent morphological work suggests the species should be split into three. Caiques (pronounced kye-eeks or Kye-ee-kayes) belong to the psittacine genus Pionites. White-bellied caiques comprise three sub-species: Pionites leucogaster, P. l. xanthomeria, and P. l. xanthurus.

Mass5.5 oz (Adult)

Scientific namePionites leucogaster

Conservation statusEndangered (Population decreasing)

Higher classificationCaique