Turquoise-winged Parrotlet (Forpus spengeli) - Exotic birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 25 April 2017

- Forpus spengeli

Turquoise-winged Parrotlet

Description:

12–13 cm. length and 28 g. of weight.

Turquoise-winged Parrotlet

The male of the Turquoise-winged Parrotlet (Forpus spengeli) It has shades of blue at the bottom of the back, still it rump of a turquoise hue; turquoise / blue with purple on underwing-coverts and axillary.

The wing coverts are dark green. Primary coverts are violet; wing edge bright green. Supracaudals coverts are bright green; undertail-coverts, bright yellow. Dark brown eyes with iris gray; flesh-colored legs; peak light colored horn.

The female It is green instead of blue; its face is green / yellow, It is his forehead yellower.

taxonomy:

Until now treated as conspecific the species Forpus xanthopterygius, or sometimes as a subspecies of Forpus passerinus, or a subspecies of Forpus cyanopygius. differs, However, of the Forpus xanthopterygius in pale turquoise against the rich color tone blue rump and of the wing-coverts of the male; in the dark blue, against the rich blue color in underwing-coverts of the male; the forehead and the lores yellow in female.

  • Sound of the Turquoise-winged Parrotlet.

Habitat:

they prefer forested habitats drier as open forests and riparian, closed caatinga; Also they found in savannas, palm groves, semiarid scrub and grassland areas.

With feed in open areas and sometimes on the floor. Highly social; found in groups of up 50 individuals.

Reproduction:

Breeding season, May-August. Clutch, 3-7 eggs.

Food:

Diet Turquoise-winged Parrotlet in their natural environment it is composed of fruit of Cecropia, seeds of Mikania and tremble mirantha and flowers of Ambrosia and Marcgravia.

Distribution:

Tamaño de su área de distribución (reproductor/residente): 29.200 km2

Restricted north of Colombia, from the coastal region Caribbean western and southern mountains Santa Marta, Atlantic, south along the Magdalena river in Bolivar and César.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

Justification of the Red List Category

Although this species may have a small range, It not believed to approach the thresholds for vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20.000 km2 combinan con un tamaño gama disminución o fluctuante, hábitat medida / calidad, o tamaño de la población y un pequeño número de localidades o fragmentación severa). La tendencia de la población no se conoce, pero la población no se cree que esté disminuyendo con la rapidez suficiente como para acercarse a los umbrales del criterio tendencia de la población (> 30% decrease of more than ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable according to the criterion of population size (<10.000 individuos maduros con una disminución continua estima en> 10% in ten years or three generations, or a specific population structure). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least concern.

Justification of the population

The world's population has not been quantified, but this species is described as rare and local (Juniper and Parr 1998).

Justification trend

The population trend is unknown, but according to some reports, the species may be declining. (Juniper and Parr 1998).

In captivity:

Rare.

Alternative names:


- Blue-winged Parrotlet (spengeli), Blue-winged Parrotlet (Turquoise-winged), Green-rumped Parrotlet (spengeli), Turquoise-winged Parrotlet (inglés).
- oui de Spengel, Toui de Spix (spengeli), Toui été (spengeli) (francés).
- Türkisflügel-Sperlingspapagei (alemán).
- Turquoise-winged Parrotlet (portugués).
- Cotorrita aliturquesa (español).

Gustav Hartlaub

Scientific classification:


- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Forpus
- Nombre científico: Forpus xanthopterygius spengeli
- Citation: (Hartlaub, 1885)
- Protónimo: Psittacula spengeli

Images Turquoise-winged Parrotlet:

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Turquoise-winged Parrotlet (Forpus spengeli)

Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
Birdlife

Photos:

(1) – Forpus xanthopterygius spengeli (24-3-15 Loro Parque) by barFlickr
(2) – (above) Psittacula spengleri [sic] = Forpus xanthopterygius spengeli (Hartlaub, 1885), ?♂ (below) Psittacula cyanochlora = Forpus passerinus cyanochlorus (Schlegel, 1864), ♂ by Joseph Smit [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: ndrew Spencer, XC165598. accessible www.xeno-canto.org/165598

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