Birds of Colombia

    PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae (African & New World Parrots)  
Genus: Forpus (6 species, 9 worldwide)

Forpus is a genus of sparrow-sized (around 13 cm.) green parrots, called Parrotlets


Pacific Parrotlet
Pacific Parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) Male
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.



Spectacled Parrotlet
Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus caucae) Male and Female
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Common, and abundant now in the Cauca Valley.
A male with full bill.

Riparian Parrotlet
Riparian Parrotlet (Forpus crassirostris) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Once grouped with the [Blue-winged Parrotlet]. Once called the Large-billed Parrotlet, but The large bill is only slightly larger. Note female is all green while male has some blue on the wings.

Dusky-billed Parrotlet
Dusky-billed Parrotlet (Forpus modestus sclateri)
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.



Green-rumped Parrotlet
Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus passerinus) Male
French Guiana  
   
Photograph by Michel GIRAUD-AUDINE   © All Rights Reserved.

Green-rumped Parrotlet
Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus cyanophanes) Female
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Male has some blue in the wings.
Additional photo.

Turquoise-winged Parrotlet
Turquoise-winged Parrotlet (Forpus spengeli) Male ENDEMIC
Loro Parque,  
   
Photograph by Bárbol     Copyright and usage info

Split from the [Blue-winged Parrotlet], and found only in north Colombia. Like similar parrotlets, the female is all green while the male has a turquoise wings and rump.


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