Parrotlets are miniature parrots that are endemic to South and Central America. In their natural habitat, these social beings usually travel in flocks which, depending on the species, can range from as low as 4 to over 100 birds. Their expected lifespan is 20 – 40 years, provided their needs of daily exercise and healthy … Read more

Mexican Parrotlets, aka Turquoise-rumped Parrotlets or Mexican Blue-rumped Parrotlets

Parrotlet Information … Parrotlet Species … Parrotlet Photo Gallery   The Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius) is also known as Turquoise-rumped Parrotlet or Mexican Blue-rumped Parrotlet. Distribution / Range These small parrots are relatively common in most of their range, which is in northwest Mexico, specifically western Durango and Sinaloa, as far as southern Colima. However, … Read more

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Red-winged Parrotlets or Blue-fronted Parrotlets

  Parrotlet Information Parrotlet Species Parrotlet Photo Gallery   The Red-winged Parrotlet (Touit dilectissimus) is also known as the Blue-fronted Parrotlet. Older sources list the Red-fronted Parrotlet (T. costaricensis) as sub-species of the Red-winged Parrotlet. Most modern authors consider them two species.   Distribution: The Red-winged Parrotlet is endemic to South America where it can … Read more

male and female venezuelan green parrotlets

Venezuelan Green Parrotlets

  Parrotlet Information … Parrotlet Species … Parrotlet Photo Gallery ( | | | )   The Venezuelan Green Parrotlets (Forpus passerinus viridissimus) is known both as the Caracas Parrotlet and as the Venezuelan Green-rumped Parrotlet   Distribution The Venezuelan Green Parrotlet is found across the north of Venezuela from northern Bolivar and the Delta … Read more

Pacific Parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) - male, about 2 years old - called “Chipi”

Celestial or Pacific Parrotlet, Lesson’s Parrotlet, Forpus coelestis

Parrotlet Information … Parrotlet Species … Parrotlet Photo Gallery   Overview / Distribution … Alternate (Global) Names Description … Mutations … Calls Pet Potential … Training / Behavioral Guidance Breeding … Diet … Lifespan … Taxonomy The Pacific Parrotlets (Forpus coelestis) – also known as Celestial, Western, Lesson’s or Ridgway’s Parrotlets – occur naturally in … Read more

Alphabetical Listing of Parrotlet Species

    Parrotlet Information Parrotlet Photo Gallery   Most Common Parrotlet Species and Listing by Genus   Amazonian Parrotlets (Nannopsittaca dachilleae)   Black Billed Parrotlets – Please see Sclater’s Parrotlets   Blue-winged Parrotlets (Forpus xanthopterygius xanthopterygius) Ceara Blue-winged Parrotlets (Forpus xanthopterygius flavissimus aka Forpus passerinus flavissimus) Olalla’s Blue-winged Parrotlets (Forpus xanthopterygius olallae aka Forpus passerinus … Read more

Golden-tailed Parrotlets

  Parrotlet Information Parrotlet Species Parrotlet Photo Gallery   The Golden-tailed Parrotlet (Touit surdus) is endemic to southeast Brazil from southern Bahia and southern Goiás south to Rio de Janeiro and southern Sao Paulo. There have been reports of isolated populations around Recife, Pernambuco. Their natural habitat includes the Atlantic coastal forests up to 500 … Read more

Spectacled Parrotlets

Spectacled Parrotlets

  Parrotlet Information Parrotlet Species Parrotlet Photo Gallery   The Spectacled Parrotlets (Forpus conspicillatus) occur naturally in Eastern Panama, Northern Colombia and Central Colombia . They are considered an endangered species in the wild (CITES II). Sub-species   Description: The male has a yellowish green forehead, extending to the cheeks and throat. The underparts are … Read more

Blue-winged Parrotlets

The Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius flavescens) is found in central and eastern Brazil extending up to northern Bahia. This race also occurs in Paraguay and the northern of Argentina, where it is found in both Corrientes and Misiones. Description The male is mainly green, of a brighter shade around the eyes and ear coverts (feathers … Read more

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Sapphire-rumped Parrotlets

The Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (Touit purpuratus) is found in the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and montanes, as well as subtropical or tropical swamps in southern Venezuela in southeast Bolivar and eastern Amazonas, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, northern Brazil in northern Maranhao west to lower Rio Negro in northwest of state of Amazonas. They usually … Read more