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

  • Sound of the Blue cheeked Parrot.

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 .


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.


It nests in hollow and termite mounds on tree.


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


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.


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


Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera)


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

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