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Forpus conspicillatus (Spectacled Parrotlet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The spectacled parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae and is one of the smallest new world parrot species. The family of parrotlets includes Blue-Winged, Green-Rumped, Mexican, Scalter’s, Spectacled and Yellow-Faced parrotlets. Based on DNA evidence, the genus Forpus is most closely related to the genus Amazona, which includes amazon parrots.
View Wikipedia Record: Forpus conspicillatus


Forpus conspicillatus caucae (Cauca spectacled parrotlet)
Forpus conspicillatus conspicillatus (Spectacled parrotlet)
Forpus conspicillatus metae (Meta spectacled parrotlet)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.75619
EDGE Score: 1.91046


Adult Weight [1]  26 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  40 %
Diet - Plants [3]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  40 %
Forages - Understory [3]  50 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [4]  2


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cinaruco-Capanaparo National Park II 1664173 Venezuela  
Estación Biológica El Frío 57221 Venezuela  
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (incl. Tayrona NP) National Park II 1031303 Colombia  

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 
Barranquilla Zoo
Parque Zoologico Jaime Duque - Bogota
Zoo of Antwerp

Range Map


Middle America; South America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Miller, AH 1947. The tropical avifauna of the upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Auk 64:351-381
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish 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
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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License