Family Psittacidae

Family Psittacidae - green-winged macaw Family Psittacidae - yellow-faced parrotlet
The family Psittacidae includes parrots, macaws, parakeets and parrotlest. They vary tremendously in size, but all have a beak with a characteristic curved shape. They also have a large cranial capacity and are one of the most intelligent bird groups. They are good fliers and skillful climbers on branches of trees. Amazon Parrots are stocky, broad-winged and short-tailed. Macaws and many species of parakeets are slender, have long pointed wings and long pointed tails. Parrotlets are the smallest members of the family. They have broad wings and short tails.  All members of the family  Psittacidae have zygodactyls toe arrangement with two going forward and two backward. Members of the family Psittacidae are primarily seed eaters. There is some variation in the diet of individual species, with fruits, nuts, leaves and even insects and other animal prey being taken on occasion by some species. Most species in the Psittacidae family are cavity nesters and form monogamous pair bonds. There are 22 genera and 51 species of parrots, macaws, parakeets and Parrotlets known to occur in Peru. Photo: (left) Green-winged Macaw (right) Yellow-faced Parrotlet ©Carlos Calle
Parrots, Parakeets, Macaws Loros, Pericos, Guacamayos
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet Periquito de Ala Roja Touit huetii
Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet Periquito de Lomo Zafiro Touit purpuratus (H)
Spot-winged Parrotlet Periquito de Ala Punteada Touit stictopterus
Mountain Parakeet Perico Cordillerano Psilopsiagon aurifrons
Barred Parakeet Perico Barrado Bolborhynchus lineola
Andean Parakeet Perico Andino Bolborhynchus orbygnesius
Amazonian Parrotlet Periquito Amazónico Nannopsittaca dachilleae
Tui Parakeet Perico Tui Brotogeris sanctithomae
Canary-winged Parakeet Perico de Ala Amarilla Brotogeris versicolurus
Gray-cheeked Parakeet Perico de Mejilla Gris Brotogeris pyrrhoptera
Cobalt-winged Parakeet Perico de Ala Cobalto Brotogeris cyanoptera
Red-faced Parrot Loro de Cara Roja Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops
Black-winged Parrot Loro de Ala Negra Hapalopsittaca melanotis
Orange-cheeked Parrot Loro de Mejilla Naranja Pyrilia barrabandi
Red-billed Parrot Loro de Pico Rojo Pionus sordidus
Speckle-faced Parrot Loro Tumultuoso Pionus tumultuosus
Blue-headed Parrot Loro de Cabeza Azúl Pionus menstruus
Bronze-winged Parrot Loro de Ala Bronceada Pionus chalcopterus
Short-tailed Parrot Loro de Cola Corta Graydidascalus brachyurus
Festive Parrot Loro de Lomo Rojo Amazona festiva
Yellow-crowned Parrot Loro de Corona Amarilla Amazona ochrocephala
Mealy Parrot Loro Harinoso Amazona farinosa
Orange-winged Parrot Loro de Ala Naranja Amazona amazonica
Scaly-naped Parrot Loro de Nuca Escamosa Amazona mercenarius
Turquoise-fronted Parrot Loro de Cara Azul Amazona aestiva (V)
Blue-winged Parrotlet Periquito de Ala Azul Forpus xanthopterygius
Dusky-billed Parrotlet Periquito de Pico Oscuro Forpus modestus
Pacific Parrotlet Periquito Esmeralda Forpus coelestis
Yellow-faced Parrotlet Periquito de Cara Amarilla Forpus xanthops (E)
Black-headed Parrot Loro de Cabeza Negra Pionites melanocephalus
White-bellied Parrot Loro de Vientre Blanco Pionites leucogaster
Red-fan Parrot Loro de Abanico Deroptyus accipitrinus
Bonaparte’s Parakeet Perico de Bonaparte Pyrrhura lucianii
Wavy-breasted Parakeet Perico de Pecho Ondulado Pyrrhura peruviana
Rose-fronted Parakeet Perico de Frente Rosada Pyrrhura roseifrons
Maroon-tailed Parakeet Perico de Cola Marrón Pyrrhura melanura
Black-capped Parakeet Perico de Gorro Negro Pyrrhura rupicola
White-necked Parakeet Perico de Cuello Blanco Pyrrhura albipectus (H)
Peach-fronted Parakeet Cotorra de Frente Dorada Eupsittula aurea
Dusky-headed Parakeet Cotorra de Cabeza Oscura Aratinga weddellii
Red-bellied Macaw Guacamayo de Vientre Rojo Orthopsittaca manilata
Blue-headed Macaw Guacamayo de Cabeza Azúl Primolius couloni
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Guacamayo Azul y Amarillo Ara ararauna
Military Macaw Guacamayo Militar Ara militaris
Scarlet Macaw Guacamayo Escarlata Ara macao
Red-and-green Macaw Guacamayo Rojo y Verde Ara chloropterus
Chestnut-fronted Macaw Guacamayo de Frente Castaña Ara severus
Golden-plumed Parakeet Perico de Mejilla Dorada Leptosittaca branickii
Red-shouldered Macaw Guacamayo Enano Diopsittaca nobilis
Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Cotorra de Frente Escarlata Psittacara wagleri
Mitred Parakeet Cotorra Mitrada Psittacara mitratus
Red-masked Parakeet Cotorra de Cabeza Roja Psittacara erythrogenys
White-eyed Parakeet Cotorra de Ojo Blanco Psittacara leucophthalmus
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