CORAL-BILLED PIONUS Pionus sordidus corallines» Also called the Sordid Pionus and the Red-billed parrot» Length is about 11" with weight about 250 grams» Endemic to the Lower Andean slopes from northern Venezuela and western Colombia to Ecuador, eastern Peru and northern Bolivia.» They tend to be a tree top species. » Is considered stable in its range.» Uncommon in aviculture but is becoming more common
I have only seen two of these Pionus and have never worked with one or spent a lot of time with one. I have heard that they are similar to the other Pionus but possibly a little more confident and sociable enough to be handled by many people as long as the people is comfortable with them. They are usually quiet, easy-going and generally not afraid of new people or situations. Like many Pionus, they may be a bit sedate and need to be encouraged to play and be active. Some babies may make a hissing sound when they are excited. If this happens people should just wait for them to calm down.