Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae) - Exotic birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 3 May 2012

- 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.

[audio:HTTPS:// amazonica.mp3]

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.


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)

Source: Book parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical

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