Black-headed Parrot
Pionites melanocephalus

Cotorra pechiblanca

Description:

Black-headed Parrot

The Black-headed Parrot (Pionites melanocephalus) measures of 21 to 23 cm.. height.

Unmistakable by crown black, chest and belly white, latter with yellow sides (very visible on the fly). Breast bright yellow, nape orange acanelada, back and rump green. Tip pens of wings They are blue and dark go the closer they get to the body.

Legs and bill dark gray.

The youth They have bluish green spots on the nape, with chest and belly yellowish.

There is no sexual dimorphism in this species. The identification of genus It is performed by DNA testing or surgical probe.

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Description 2 subspecies:
  • Pionites melanocephalus melanocephalus

    (Linnaeus,1758) – The subspecies nominal.

  • Pionites melanocephalus pallidus

    (Berlepsch, 1890) – It has bright yellow in the throat, the thighs and tail.

Habitat:

It inhabits rain forests, semi-húmedas, swampy, Gallery forests, stubble and crop to the 1000 m. Walks in small flocks between 3 to 10 individuals, feed in the canopy, very rare in stratum low forest.

Reproduction:

Its laying is of 2 to 4 eggs and the breeding season It is from December to February in French Guiana, April Venezuela, April to May Colombia, October to November Suriname.

Food:

Feeds of seeds several species of plants cellulose, plants, flowers and leaves. There is also evidence of some insects in your diet.

Distribution:

She can be seen in the wild along the Amazon, from the North of the Amazon River, bordering south to northeastern Peru, also in the Guyanas.

Distribution 2 subspecies:
  • Pionites melanocephalus melanocephalus

    (Linnaeus,1758) – The subspecies nominal.

  • Pionites melanocephalus pallidus

    (Berlepsch, 1890) – South of Colombia to the East of Ecuador and northeast of Peru.

Conservation:

Although not in danger of extinction Its population has declined significantly. The illegal marketing It is the leading theory against its appearance and adaptation in an environment outside its natural environment. The sack of the pigeons and the felling of trees are common in the South of the country.

In captivity:

Popular poultry farming. They adapt easily to the bird or Aviary cages. You need a degree quite high commitment and attention by the owner. The like to interact with other birds and people. The love to play with toys and can be quite noisy. An interesting feature of the Black-headed Parrot It is their habit of rolling on his back and play with toys help of their paws.
He manages to replace their jungle habitats in parks or green areas of large cities.
Its price is quite high in comparison with other species by its plumage and sympathy.

Alternative names:

- Black headed Parrot, Black-crowned Parrot, Black-headed Caique, Black-headed Parrot(inglés)
- Cotorra pechiblanca, Loro cacique o Loro mocho (Colombia)
- Perico calzoncito (Venezuela)
- Loro coroninegro (Ecuador)
- Chirricles cabeza negra (Perú)
- Grünzügelpapagei, Grünzügel-Papagei (Alemania)
- Lorito Chirlecrés, Lorito Chirlicrés, Lorito Gordo de Cabeza Negra (España)
- Caïque à tête noire, Caïque maïpouri (Francia)
- cabeça-preta, maipuré, marianinha-da-cabeça-preta, Marianinha-de-cabeça-preta (Brasil)

Scientific classification:
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Pionites
  • Scientific name: Pionites melanocephalus
  • Citation: (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Protonimo: Psittacus melanocephalus

Black-headed Parrot (Pionites melanocephalus)

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Spot-winged Parrotlet
Touit stictopterus

Spot-winged Parrotlet

Description:

17 to 18 cm.. height.

The Spot-winged Parrotlet (Touit stictopterus) It has a green overall coloration, clearer to the abdomen, wings brownish with white spots; below the tail opaque olive is yellow with blue edge.

The female differs from the male by feathers middle-lower wing which they are green; the forecrown and the face They are yellowish green.

  • Sound of the Spot-winged Parrotlet.
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Habitat:

Very rare species. Observed at the local level and in low densities in a Habitat in decline. Its population It is likely to be small and declining, with very small sub-populations in each known locality.
It inhabits on cloudy forests and semi-humid areas of seasonal crops, between 600 and 2400 m. Apparently performs altitudinal migrations, Perhaps conditioned by the supply of food.

Reproduction:

The reproduction It is performed in March.

Food:

Feed of fruit and maize.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 129.000 km2

It lives in the wild in the Andes, southern Central cordilleras and Eastern in Colombia, western Ecuador and North of Peru.

Conservation:

Globally it is in the category vulnerable (VU) and in Colombia in danger of extinction (IN). Deforestation in Andes It is their main threat.

In captivity:

Because of its condition It is not recommended that you keep this bird as a pet.

Alternative names:


- Spot-winged Parrotlet, Brown-shouldered Parrotlet, Emma's Parrotlet, Spot winged Parrotlet (inglés).
- Toui tacheté, Toui d'Emma (francés).
- Tüpfelpapagei, Tüpfel-Papagei (alemán).
- Spot-winged Parrotlet (portugués).
- Cotorrita Alipinta, Lorito de Alas Moteadas, Periquito Alipunteado (español).
- Periquito Alipunteado (Colombia).
- Periquito de Ala Punteada (Perú).

Philip Sclater
Philip Sclater

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Touit
- Nombre científico: Touit stictopterus
- Citation: (Sclater, PL, 1862)
- Protónimo: Urochroma stictoptera

Images Spot-winged Parrotlet:


Spot-winged Parrotlet (Touit stictopterus)

Sources:

  • Avibase
  • Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
  • Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
  • Birdlife
  • Book parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical

  • Photos:

(1) – Urochroma stictoptera = Touit stictoptera by Joseph Wolf [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet
Touit purpurata

Cotorrita Purpurada

Description:

18 cm.. height

Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet

The Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (Touit purpuratus) has the forecrown, crown, ear-coverts and sides neck, color marron-oliva; lores and cheeks green; rear area of the neck of color green pale with broadcasting brownish. Mantle and top of the back, green; scapulars and tertiary, dark brown; rump blue; uppertail-coverts green.

Feather blue in it bend of wing; primary coverts brown-black, rest of the coverts green. The flight feather Brown by up in innerwebs and tips, Yes no green; pale green blue for below. Underwing-coverts green. The underparts pale, of color green emerald slightly yellowish, with a layer of ochre in the sides of the belly. The tail Le da an appearance unmistakable, with black edge, Green in the middle and dark crimson on the sides, with black margins to outerwebs.

Bill off-white color pale Horn-tipped up to the upper mandible; irises black; legs grey.

The female has the tail (except central feathers) with the subterminal band green. Immature more yellowish below; the black color in the tail confined to the tips; Green olive from the forecrown up to the nape and ear-coverts lower.

  • Sound of the Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet.
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Description 2 subspecies:
  • Touit purpuratus purpuratus

    (Gmelin, 1788) – Nominal.

  • Touit purpuratus viridiceps

    (Chapman, 1929) – As the nominal species but with the forecrown, crown and back neck, green; flanks with less yellowish green and feathery external of the tail that show a glossy purple.

Habitat:

Species rare and difficult to observe.
It inhabits, mainly, in the canopy of humid lowlands and forests and marshes, also observed in savanna in Suriname. In lower and more open to high altitude forests in Venezuela and in isolated areas cleared forests. Reports in altitudes of 400 metres in Colombia, and 1.200 metres in Mount Duida, Venezuela. Gregarious, usually in groups of 12-40 birds.

Reproduction:

Observed the female digging a hole in a tree of forests and marshes in the month of November in Colombia; Birds in a nest in termitario tree in the month of April in Suriname, males and females in condition of breeding in the month of March in Venezuela. The laying tends to be of 3-5 eggs.

Food:

Observed eating fruit of Clusia grandiflora, Pouroma guianensis and Ficus figs and feeding on trees of Sapotaceae and Myrtaceae. Mainly forage in the canopy, Although also observed in low bushes and occasionally Earth.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 4.550.000 km2

It inhabits in the North of South America, mainly in the Basin Amazon, from the north end of Peru, East of Ecuador (Pastaza) and Colombia to the East of the Andes in West Caquetá (for example, Three corners) and the southeastern tip of Guainía (along the Rio Negro) to the South of the Brazilian Amazon until For and North of Maranhão, to the North of the Amazon and along the Rio Vaupes and the Içana River through the basin of the Rio Negro until Manaus; then through the South of Venezuela from Amazon along the Orinoco to the South from the River Ventauri, in the Cerro Yapacana National Park and Mount Duida and from the South of Bolivar in the Tepuyes of the Gran Sabana and Río Caura, in Guyana, Barima, rivers Mazaruni and Chamber and to the South up to Bartica.

Comes to be local in Suriname and French Guiana. Discrete, often difficult of observe and apparently with little population in the majority of areas of its area of distribution. Perhaps more numerous in those sections more low of it Amazon basin.

Distribution 2 subspecies:
  • Touit purpuratus purpuratus

    (Gmelin, 1788) – Nominal. Southeast of Amazon in Venezuela, up to the Guianas and this from the Basin of the Amazon in Brazil.

  • Touit purpuratus viridiceps

    (Chapman, 1929) – Rio Negro, the Northwestern basin of Brazil, Venezuela West from Mount Duida until Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Conservation:

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

• Population trend: Stable.

Justification of the population

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, but this species is described as “rare” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend

It is suspected that this species has lost 12,8-15,2% of habitat within its distribution over three generations (15 years) starting from a model of deforestation Amazon (Soares-Filho et to the., 2006, Bird et to the., 2011). Given the susceptibility of the species to hunting and / or capture, It is suspected that it will fall in <25% during three generations.

In captivity:

Very rare in captivity.

Alternative names:


- Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet, Purple Guiana Parrotlet, Sapphire rumped Parrotlet (inglés).
- Toui à queue pourprée (francés).
- Purpurschwanzpapagei, Purpurschwanz, Purpurschwanz-Papagei (alemán).
- Apuim-de-costas-azuis, apuim-de-costa-azul, periquitinho (portugués).
- Cotorrita Purpurada, Lorito de Lomo Purpúreo, Periquito Zafiro (español).
- Periquito Zafiro (Colombia).
- Periquito de Lomo Zafiro (Perú).
- Periquito Rabadilla Púrpura (Venezuela).
- Periquito lomizafiro (Ecuador)

Gmelin Johann Friedrich
Gmelin Johann Friedrich

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Touit
- Nombre científico: Touit purpuratus
- Citation: (Gmelin, JF, 1788)
- Protónimo: Psittacus purpuratus

Images Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet:


Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (Touit purpuratus)

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) – wildlifepics.EU © 2008 Dennis Binda
(2) – Touit purpuratus By P. Bertrand [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Of 18 cm.. tall Inconfundible by the ends of the tail, dorsal and ventrally they are purple-red with black border.
Overall green body with Brown Crown and nape, wing with both opaque Brown ends and violet blue rump.
The female with the Brown of the paler head and tail with green lists.
The subspecies T. p. viridiceps has a totally green head.

Little common and difficult to observe species.
It is found in humid forests, semihúmedas and marshy, until the 400 m. It forms small groups and they are silent when they feed. It nests in hollows of trees or arboreal termiteros at low altitude. The implementation is of 3-5 eggs and the breeding season: from November to April

It is found in the wild in the Amazon, South-East of Colombia to the Guyanas, Venezuela South to northeast of Peru and North of Brazil.
It feeds on fruits, and figs.

Video: Video 1

Deforestation and loss of Habitat is a threat for this species.

Alternative names: Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (English), Periquito zafiro (Colombia), Periquito lomizafiro (Ecuador), Purpurschwanz, Purpurschwanzpapagei (Germany), Lorito de Lomo Purpúreo (Spain), Periquito Rabadilla Púrpura (Venezuela), Toui à queue pourprée (France), apuim-de-costa-azul (Brazil)

Source: Parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical
Photo: wildlifepics.EU © 2008 Dennis Binda

Blue-fronted Parrotlet
Touit dilectissima

Blue-fronted Parrotlet

Description

Cotorrita Cariazul

The height of the Blue-fronted Parrotlet (Touit dilectissimus) varies between the 15 and 18 cm.. Is distinguished by the red line that goes from the bill towards the back of the eye and below the eye ring white, and blue along the red line from the forecrown up to the back side of. Wings with the part inside red and yellow, evident on the fly, shoulder and external margin of the wings red, crown and nape green.

Tail with black border, Yellow ends and green central part.

The female have the Red of the shoulder reduced or absent.

  • Sound of the Blue-fronted Parrotlet.
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Habitat:

Little common and churlish. It is found in rainforest often clouded and high stubble, between 700 and 1700 meters above sea level (apparently with migration to the 3000 m). ANDA in pairs or groups of 15 or more, lie quietly in the canopy.

In-flight calls are based on mild or sharp notes repeated several times between pauses. Calls are stronger during the flight.

Reproduction:

It nests in termite mounds on tree.

Food:

It feeds on small seeds, fruits and flowers.

Distribution:

Can be seen in freedom from Panama, Colombian Pacific to the Northwest of Ecuador, and in the northeast of Colombia and Northwest of Venezuela.

Conservation:
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Appreciated a decrease of the species due to deforestation at the local level (in particular in Colombia).

The population size World has not been quantified, but this species is described as “rare” (Stotz et to the. 1996).

The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

In captivity:

These birds are rare to see them in captivity. Any person possessing one has to know that it can not be put into freedom, It must be part of a well-managed maintenance program to ensure the continued existence of this species.

Alternative names:

- Blue-fronted Parrotlet, Blue fronted Parrotlet, Red-winged Parrotlet (ingles).
- Toui à front bleu (francés).
- Kronenpapagei, Kronen-Papagei (alemán).
- Touit dilectissimus (portugués).
- Cotorrita Cariazul, Lorito de Alas Amarillas (español).
- Periquito Alirrojo (Colombia).
- Churiquita (Venezuela).
- Periquito frentiazul (Ecuador).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Touit
- Nombre científico: Touit dilectissimus
- Citation: (Sclater,PL & Salvin, 1871)
- Protónimo: Urochroma dilectissima

Videos:

Videos: Video 1Video 2


Blue-fronted Parrotlet (Touit dilectissimus)

Sources:

  • Avibase
  • Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
  • Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
  • Parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical
  • Birdlife

  • Photos:

(1) – One bird perched close to the nest by Manakin Nature Tours – lynx

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet
Touit huetii

Cotorrita Alirroja

Description:

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet

15 to 16 cm.. tall and 60 g. weight.

The Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii) is distinguishable flight, by the armpit and shoulders Scarlet Red, tip wings black, tail ends with deep red with black brim and yellow-green central part, forecrown black and smacking blue; at rest, It is notorious blue stain wing .

Eye ring white; their bill yellowish; eyes dark brown.

The female with the tail totally green. The only thing different in females is that their side feathers tail are green / yellow with black tips.

  • Sound of the Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet.
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Habitat:

It inhabits in jungles wet (in the canopy), semi-húmedas and forest edges, until the 400 m (locally until the 1200 m). Fly in large flocks, migrates in high Amazon, perhaps following the fruiting bodies of some kinds of plants.

The species is apparently Nomad, bird rarely found in the same area for little more than a few weeks.

Reproduction:

The nests They are communal in the treetops.
It is believed to be played during the month of April Venezuela, and between September and December in northern Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Food:

It feeds on fruits, seeds, berries and small nuts.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 6.060.000 km2

The Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet It has a very disjunct range in northern South America. It is known from southern Venezuela, as well as the country's northeast, with both populations considered rare and local, although often it recorded along the Caño Colorado east of the state Monagas (pit et to the., 1997, Hilty 2003, Restall et al., 2006).

There is a population in neighboring Guyana, Suriname and North of Brazil in Roraima and the northern states of Amazon, extending at least occasionally in Trinidad*, Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Records Trinidad, in 1974, 1975 and 1980, probably correspond to wandering flocks (pit et to the., 1997).

It is a local and rare species in eastern Colombia. Another is the northernmost town in eastern Ecuador, where it is again rare (Del Hoyo et al., 1997, Restall et al., 2006). This strip continues in the east of Peru, through the west end of Brazil north of Bolivia. They can also be seen in Brazilian Amazon, from Rondônia east to west Maranhão, with one record Manaus (pit et to the., 1997).

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Vulnerable.

• Population trend: Stable.

Justification of the red list category

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin and its susceptibility to hunting and habitat fragmentation, It is suspected that population of this species will decrease rapidly during the next three generations and, therefore, It has risen to Vulnerable.

Justification of the population

The population size World has not been quantified, but this species is described as “some common and distributed unevenly” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend

It is suspected that this species has lost 24,4-28,8% of habitat within its distribution over three generations (15 years) starting from a model of deforestation Amazon (Soares-Filho et to the., 2006, Bird et to the., 2011). Given the susceptibility of the species to hunting and / or entrapping, It is suspected that population of this species decrease by ≥ 30% during three generations.

In captivity:

Not found in captivity.

Alternative names:


- Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet, Huet's Parrot, Huet's Parrotlet, Red-winged Parrotlet, Scarlet shouldered Parrotlet (inglés).
- Toui de Huet (francés).
- Schwarzstirnpapagei, Kronenpapagei, Schwarzstirn-Papagei (alemán).
- apuim-de-asa-vermelha, apuim-de-encontro-vermelho, curiquinha, periquitinho-de-fronte-negra (portugués).
- Cotorrita Alirroja, Lorito de Alas Rojas, Periquito Frentinegro (español).
- Periquito Frentinegro (Colombia).
- Periquito de Ala Roja (Perú).
- Periquito Azul Alirrojo (Venezuela).

Temminck Coenraad Jacob
Temminck Coenraad Jacob

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Touit
- Nombre científico: Touit huetii
- Citation: (Temminck, 1830)
- Protónimo: Psittacus huetii

Images Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet:


Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)

Sources:

  • Avibase
  • Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
  • Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
  • Birdlife
  • Parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical
  • parrots.org

  • Photos:

(1) – PBase.com – © of Wim of Groo
(2) – Plate depicting Psittacus huetii Temminck, 1830, upper Amazonia = Touit huetii By Nicolas Huet the Younger (1770-1830) (http://ctgpublishing.com/category/authors/page/31/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Lilac-tailed Parrotlet
Touit batavicus

Lilac-tailed Parrotlet

Description:

Lilac-tailed Parrotlet

The Lilac-tailed Parrotlet (Touit batavicus) has 14 cm.. height. Usually black in it upperparts (back and wings) and green in it lower. With the crown and nape yellowish-green with black border (What gives a suspiciously aspect). The forecrown, cheeks and chin Yellow Gold, chest Azure Blue, Yellow patch in the wing , tail ends reddish purple and black subterminal edge.

Habitat:

It inhabits in forest dry and jungles cloudy between 400 and 1700 m (in Colombia).
Considered powerful flying, the sharp profile of its wings, They quickly fly over the forest canopy, in groups of 10 to 50 and they are gregarious except in the time reproductive.

It is of a forest Ave, but it can be seen near the shore of the sea in the areas where the edge of the forest close to the coast.

The calls during the flight they are soft and nasal, reaching a high tone, Buzz.

Reproduction:

It nests in hollows in trees or in arboreal termite holes, between the months of February and March. It is thought that it has migratory movements.

Food:

Its diet is composed of flowers, nectar, fruit, outbreaks, berries and seeds.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 330.000 km2

Can be found from the North of Venezuela According to the East up to Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and in Trinidad and Tobago.

Conservation:

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

• Population trend: Decreasing.

Justification of the population

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, but this species is described as “quite common” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend

They suspect that this species has lost a 8,2-8,4% of habitat suitable within their distribution during three generations (15 years) based on a model of Amazon deforestation (Soares-Filho et to the., 2006, Bird et to the., 2011). Given the susceptibility of the species to the hunting or the capture, It is suspected that will decrease in <25% during three generations.

In captivity:

Is difficult to of keep alive in captivity, It rejects the food during the period of acclimatization. Deaths occur for this reason and the unbalanced diet.

Videos:

Alternative names:


- Lilac-tailed Parrotlet, Black-winged Parrot, Lilac tailed Parrotlet, Scopoli's Parrot, Seven-colored Parrot, Seven-colored Parrotlet, Seven-coloured Parrot, Seven-coloured Parrotlet (inglés).
- Toui à sept couleurs (francés).
- Siebenfarbenpapagei, Siebenfarben-Papagei (alemán).
- Lilac-tailed Parrotlet (portugués).
- Cotorrita Sietecolores, Lorito de Siete Colores (español).

Pieter Boddaert
Pieter Boddaert

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Touit
- Nombre científico: Touit batavicus
- Citation: (Boddaert, 1783)
- Protónimo: Psittaca Batavica


Lilac-tailed Parrotlet (Touit batavicus)

Sources:

  • Avibase
  • Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
  • Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
  • Birdlife
  • Book parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical

Photos:

(1) – birdsoftt
(2) – Lilac-tailed Parrotlet. Watercolor, Romain Risso By Gossipguy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Amazonian Parrotlet
Nannopsittaca dachilleae

Cotorrita Amazónica



Cotorrita amazonica

Very small size, 12 cm.. height.

The Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae) has pointed wings, something square tail. Distinguishable from this species is the forehead and Crown with blue dye, feet and pink Bill, area naked clear around the eye. Usually green body on the back, and more yellowish belly.

Common and abundant in riparian forest, until the 300 m. Possibly associated with the guadua. They fly low over rivers in compact and small flocks of 3 to 12 individuals.

Seen climbing on trees.

It is presumed that they nest in bromeliads conglomerates or other epiphytes.

Calls are described as acute, they sound very similar to the chicks of birds of farm.

The Amazonian Parrotlet sound.

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It is found in the western part of the Amazon basin, from the South and South-East of Peru until Bolivia Northwest. Probably West of Brazil.

It is a scarce bird that rarely has photographed. The conservation of the rainforest is crucial to their survival. There are many threats to the ecosystem of the Amazonian Parrotlet, the collection of the Guaua bamboo, the Habitat fragmentation and pollution.

Conservation:

According to the IUCN categories is considered near threatened (NT). Deforestation, mainly for colonization, extraction of timber and mining, affect their populations.

Alternative names:

- Manu Parrotlet o Amazonian Parrotlet (inglés)
- Amazonaspapagei, Amazonassittich, Urwaldsittich (Alemania)
- Toui de D'Achille, Toui de l'Amazone (Francia)
- Periquito-da-amazônia (Brasil).
- Periquito-da-Amazônia (Portugal).
- Periquito Amazónico (Perú).

Scientific classification:


- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Nannopsittaca
- Nombre científico: Nannopsittaca dachilleae
- Citation: O'Neill, Munn & Franke, 1991
- Protónimo: Nannopsittaca dachilleae

Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae)

Photo: olhares.uol.com.br
Source: Book parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical

Canary-winged Parakeet
Brotogeris versicolorus


Catita Versicolor

Description:

The Canary-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) measured between 24 and 25 height cm. Unique Parrot with patch yellow and white and tip blue on the wing , tail green, long and acute (noticeable in flight).

Of Green general coloration, with belly opaque, front and sides of the head grey.

It has no sexual dimorphism.

  • Sound of the Blue cheeked Parrot.
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Habitat:

It is found in variety of habitats, Rainforest, riparian, edges, stubble, open and urban areas, until 300 m (in Bolivia comes up to the 2700 m).

Abundant trees in cities and towns. They fly high, in pairs or small flocks to large.

Reproduction:

The breeding season includes the months between January and July in South America. The female places of 4 to 5 white eggs. The incubation hard of 23 to 26 days. Usually, the male can stay in the nest at night, but the incubation is main task of females.

It nests in tree hollows and decaying fruit capsules.

Food:

In their natural habitat, the Canary-winged Parakeet, feeds mainly on worms, flowers, seeds and fruit.

Distribution:

Its population is discontinuous. All the banks of the Amazon River, from the East of Ecuador to the South of the French Guiana.

You can also see them out of these places due to its introduction by release of pet; places such as Lima, California, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Conservation:

It is not considered in any of the categories of threat, his trade has declined in recent decades.

Justification of the population:

The size of the world population Canary-winged Parakeet It has not been quantified, but this species is described as “common” (Stotz et to the. (1996).

Justification trend:

The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

In captivity:

Ago years was a bird very common in captivity, at the present time is less.

RECALLS: NEVER COMMAND A PARAKEET IN THE CITY OR IN THE FIELD

Aggressive with other bird species. However, It is possible to keep a group of birds of this species together in a large enough space. Easy of tame If it is manipulated from small. Communicates with their owners, making different sounds, for example, to greet us when we see, When you want food, etc.

They are not usually very noisy. Like to climb by what shall provide elements so you can make this activity. In hot season, supplied with a tray of water so that you can bathe.

Alternative names:


- Canary-winged Parakeet, White-winged Parakeet, Yellow-winged Parakeet (inglés).
- Toui à ailes variées, Conure à ailes blanches, Perruche à ailes blanches, Perruche à ailes jaunes, Toui à ailes jaunes (francés).
- Weissflügelsittich (alemán).
- Periquito-de-asa-branca, periquito-castanha, periquito-da-asa-amarela, periquito-da-campina, periquito-das-ilhas, periquito-de-asas-amarelas, periquito-estrela (portugués).
- Catita Chirirí, Catita de patas amarillas, Catita Versicolor, Periquito Aliamarillo, Periquito Aliblanco, Periquito de Alas Blancas, Periquito Versicolor (español).
- Catita Chirirí, Catita de patas amarillas (Argentina).
- Periqquito aliblanco, Periquito Aliblanco (Colombia).
- Periquito Aliamarillo (República Dominicana).
- Perico de Ala Amarilla (Perú).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Brotogeris
- Nombre científico: Brotogeris versicolurus
- Citation: (Statius Muller, 1776)
- Protónimo: Psittacus versicolurus

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Canary-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus)

Sources:

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

Sounds: (Xeno-canto)

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