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Forpus coelestis (Pacific Parrotlet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Pacific parrotlet (Forpus coelestis), also known as Lesson's parrotlet or the celestial parrotlet, is a species of small parrot in the family Psittacidae, native to Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.
View Wikipedia Record: Forpus coelestis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.65355
EDGE Score: 1.89515


Adult Weight [1]  26 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  5
Incubation [3]  17 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Ecuadorian dry forests Ecuador Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Marañón dry forests Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Tumbes-Piura dry forests Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Western Ecuador moist forests Colombia, Ecuador Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva del Noroeste Biosphere Reserve 571807 Peru  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Abras de Mantequilla Ecuador A1, A2
Alamor-Celica Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Aypate Peru A2
Bosque de Cuyas Peru A1, A2
Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Bosque Protector Chongón-Colonche Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Bosque Protector Jatumpamba-Jorupe Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Bosque Protector Molleturo Mullopungo Ecuador A1, A2
Bosque Protector Puyango Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Bosques Secos de Salitral: Huarmaca: Olmos Peru A1, A2, A3
Cañón del río Catamayo Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Catacocha Ecuador A1, A2
Cazaderos-Mangaurquillo Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Centro Científico Río Palenque Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Chaparrí Peru A1, A2, A3
Cordillera El Bálsamo Ecuador A1, A2
Estación Científica Pedro Franco Dávila Ecuador A1, A2
La Tagua Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas Ecuador A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Laquipampa Peru A1, A2, A3
Las Delicias Peru A1, A2
Manglares de San Pedro: Vice Peru A1, A2, A4i
Paltashaco Peru A1, A2
Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape Peru A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Machalilla y alrededores Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Rafán Peru A1, A2, A3
Reserva Biológica Tito Santos Ecuador A1, A2
Reserva Buenaventura Ecuador A1, A2
Reserva Ecológica Arenillas Ecuador A1, A2, A3, A4i
Reserva Ecológica Comunal Loma Alta Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute Ecuador A1, A2, A3, A4iii
Reserva Natural Tumbesia-La Ceiba-Zapotillo Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Santuario Histórico Bosque de Pomac Peru A1, A2, A3
Talara Peru A1, A2, A3
Tambo Negro Ecuador A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Folly Farm Leisure Ltd
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Parc des Oiseaux
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Reid Park Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Stichting Nederlands Opvang Papegaaien
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tilgate Nature Centre
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Wilhelma Zoo
Willow Park Zoo
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb

Range Map

South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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