Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Iquitos, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Amazonian Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Status: The Blue-winged Parrotlet is uncommon in the northern half of the eastern Amazonian lowlands. It is known to range up to 1050 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs further south in disjunct populations. The Blue-winged Parrotlet also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Periquito de Ala Azúl.
Sub-species: Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius crassirostris), Taczanowski, 1883. Extreme SE Colombia, E Ecuador and NE Peru to W Brazil (E to R Madeira).
(F. x. flavescens), Salvadori, 1891. SE Peru and EC Bolivia.
Meaning of Name: Forpus: Gr. Not explained by probably phoreö= to possess and pous= foot or special type of foot. xanthopterygius: Gr. xanthos= yellow and pterux, pteros= wing, winged.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.