Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southwest Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Southwest Ecuador
Status: The Pacific Parrotlet is common in scrub and deciduous forests in extreme northwest Peru and the middle section of the Marañon Valley. It is known to range up to 2100 m along the foothill of the west slope of the Andes. It is also uncommon as introduced species in some areas of the city of Lima. It appear to be also established in agricultural areas outside Lima. It also occurs in Ec.
Name in Spanish: Periquito Esmeralda.
Sub-species: Pacific Parrotlet (Forpus coelestis), Lesson, 1847.
Meaning of Name: Forpus: Gr. Not explained by probably phoreö= to possess and pous= foot or special type of foot. coelestis: L. caelestis= celestial, heavenly glorious.
- 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.