Tui Parakeet (Brotogeris sanctithomae)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~18.5 cm (7.3 in). The Tui Parakeet has a bright yellow forehead, pale iris, and dark brown bill. The tail is relatively short and pointy. The wings are green. It moves in noisy flocks and often gathers in fruiting trees along with the similar Cobalt-winged Parakeet and Canary-winged Parakeet. The yellow forehead and dusky bill are diagnostic.

Status: The Tui Parakeet is common to fairly common in Amazonia mostly away from the foothills of the Andes in the northern half of Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perico Tui.

Sub-species: Tui Parakeet (Brotogeris sanctithomae sanctithomae), Statius Müller, 1776.

Meaning of Name: Brotogeris: Gr. Brotogërus= with a human voice. sanctithomae: referring to Sao Tome in the Gulf of Guiné. No explanation for associating this name with the Tui Parakeet.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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. on 08/01/2015.