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Forpus xanthopterygius (Blue-winged Parrotlet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The blue-winged parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius) is a small parrot found in much of South America. It includes the turquoise-rumped parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius spengeli), which sometimes is treated as a separate species. The blue-winged parrotlet is mainly found in lowlands, but locally up to 1200m in south-eastern Brazil. It occurs in woodland, scrub, savanna, and pastures. Flocks are usually around 20 birds but can grow to over 50 around fruiting trees or seeding grasses. It is generally common and widespread, though more localized in the Amazon Basin.
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Infraspecies

Forpus xanthopterygius crassirostris (Amazon blue-winged parrotlet)
Forpus xanthopterygius flavescens (Bolivian blue-winged parrotlet)
Forpus xanthopterygius flavissimus (Eastern blue-winged parrotlet)
Forpus xanthopterygius spengeli (Colombian blue-winged parrotlet)
Forpus xanthopterygius xanthopterygius (Blue-winged parrotlet)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
22
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.21613
EDGE Score: 1.82715

Attributes

Diet [1]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  50 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Clutch Size [2]  5

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Barranquilla Zoo
 
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Miller Park Zoo

Range Map

Distribution

South America;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish 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
2Jetz 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
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
4DIET AND FLOCK SIZE OF SYMPATRIC PARROTS IN THE ATLANTIC FOREST OF BRAZIL, Marco Aurélio Pizo, Isaac Simāo & Mauro Galetti, ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 6: 87-95, 1995
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