Blue-fronted Parrotlet


Blue-fronted Parrotlet

:"Red-winged Parrotlet" redirects here, but see text for details."Taxobox
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
name = Blue-fronted Parrotlet


caption = need picture
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Psittaciformes
familia = Psittacidae
genus = "Touit"
species = "T. dilectissimus"
binomial = "Touit dilectissimus"
binomial_authority = (Sclater & Salvin, 1871)
synonyms ="Touit dilectissima"

The Blue-fronted Parrotlet, "Touit dilectissimus", is also known as the Red-winged Parrotlet (but see below). It is a parrot in N. South America from E. Panama down the west coastal Andes to Peru, with a second population around and south of Lake Maracaibo. It is 15cm, green with a short tail, blue forehead with narrow band of red under eye, red shoulders and leading edge of underwing, and the remaining underwing coverts yellow. Edges of tail also yellowish.

Usually found in humid, wet, and cloud forest from 800-1600m, it is occasionally spotted as low as 100m. Little known, as it is hard to see in the canopy where it usually lives and is most often seen while flying over the canopy.

The Red-fronted Parrotlet ("T. costaricensis") is, especially in older sources like ITIS, included in the Red-winged Parrotlet. Most modern authors consider them two species. Strictly speaking, the term "Red-winged Parrotlet" refers to the "T. costaricensis - dilectissimus" clade.

References

Juniper & Parr (1998) "Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World"; ISBN 0-300-07453-0.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • blue-fronted parrotlet — mėlynkaktė raibauodegė papūga statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Touit dilectissima angl. blue fronted parrotlet vok. Kronenpapagei, m rus. синелобый пестрохвостый попугай, m pranc. toui à front bleu, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Red-fronted Parrotlet — Taxobox status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 name = Red fronted Parrotlet caption = need picture regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Psittaciformes familia = Psittacidae genus = Touit species = T. costaricensis binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sibley-Monroe checklist 4 — The Sibley Monroe checklist was a landmark document in the study of birds. It drew on extensive DNA DNA hybridisation studies to reassess the relationships between modern birds. Coraciiformes (continued)Alcedinidae* Alcedo hercules Blyth s… …   Wikipedia

  • List of parrots (family) — This is a species list of parrotscite web | url =http://www.zoonomen.net/avtax/psit.html |title = Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.004) |date =2008 07 05 |publisher = www.zoonomen.net ] sorted taxonomically for ease of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of birds of Colombia — This is a list of the bird species recorded in Colombia. The avifauna of Colombia includes a total of 1895 species, of which 74 are endemic, 2 have been introduced by humans, and 87 are rare or accidental. 1 species listed is extirpated in… …   Wikipedia

  • List of birds of Venezuela — This is a list of the bird species recorded in Venezuela. The avifauna of Venezuela includes a total of 1417 species, of which 48 are endemic, 6 have been introduced by humans, and 34 are rare or accidental. 27 species are globally… …   Wikipedia

  • List of birds of Ecuador — This is a list of the bird species recorded in Ecuador. The avifauna of Ecuador includes a total of 1663 species, of which 16 are endemic, 2 have been introduced by humans, and 19 are rare or accidental. 77 species are globally threatened.This… …   Wikipedia

  • List of birds of Panama — This is a list of the bird species recorded in Panama. The avifauna of Panama includes a total of 972 species, of which 12 are endemic, 6 have been introduced by humans, and 120 are rare or accidental. 20 species are globally threatened. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Touit — Taxobox name = Touit regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Psittaciformes familia = Psittacidae subfamilia = Psittacinae tribus = Arini genus = Touit genus authority = Gray, 1855 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision =see… …   Wikipedia

  • List of parrots — This is a species list of parrots sortable alphabetically by common or binomial name.cite web | url =http://www.zoonomen.net/avtax/psit.html |title = Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.004) |date =2008 07 05 |publisher =… …   Wikipedia