Cobalt-winged Parakeet
Brotogeris cyanoptera


Periquito Aliazul

Periquito Aliazul

The Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) measured 15-21 cm.. in height and weighs around 67 g. Distinguishable on the fly by the cobalt blue of the the flight feathers; forecrown yellow and crown with blue dye; chin orange.

Has the tail short and acute. Its bill opaque beige es

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Subspecies description:

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera beniensis

    (Gyldenstolpe, 1941) – It has lighter green in all the body and yellow plumage edges in the wing .

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera cyanoptera

    (Pelzeln, 1870) – The nominal

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera gustavi

    (Berlepsch, 1889) – Has the forecrown light green, shoulder yellow and only a patch blue in half of the wing .

Habitat:

Very common. It is found in secondary forest, riparian, edges and savanna, until the 600 m (occasional over of 1000 m). Fly in small flocks of 10 a 20 individuals (rare in couples), feed in the canopy.

Reproduction:

It nests in hollow and termite mounds on tree.

Food:

Its diet It is probably the same as that for the majority of the species Brotogeris: fruit nectar, figs, berries and seeds.

Distribution:

Its population is distributed between the East of Colombia, Southwest of Venezuela to the North of Bolivia and Brazilian Amazon.

Distribution of subspecies:

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera beniensis

    (Gyldenstolpe, 1941) – Bolivia.

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera cyanoptera

    (Pelzeln, 1870) – The nominal

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera gustavi

    (Berlepsch, 1889) – Peru.

Conservation:

Its population has been estimated at more of one million copies.

Not considered in any of the categories of threat.

Parakeet Aliazul in captivity:

Rare in captivity, due to the limited success in reproduction.

Alternative names:

Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Blue-winged Parakeet, Cobalt winged Parakeet (English).
Toui de Deville, Perruche à ailes de cobalt (French).
Kobaltflügelsittich (German).
Periquito-de-asa-azul, Periquito-de-asa-azul, tuipara-de-asa-azul (Portuguese).
Catita Aliazul, Periquito Aliazul, Periquito de Alas Azules (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Brotogeris
Scientific name: Brotogeris cyanoptera
Citation: (of Pelzeln, 1870)
Protonimo: Sittace cyanoptera

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Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera)

Sources:

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

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