Mexican Parrotlet

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and heavily degraded former forest.

The Mexican Parrotlet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Forpus cyanopygius. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

Mexican Parrotlets, aka Turquoise-rumped Parrotlets or Mexican Blue-rumped Parrotlets = Parrotlet Information ... Parrotlet Species ... Parrotlet Photo Gallery ... Parrotlet Library ( USA | Canada | German | UK) Mexican Parrotlets The Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius) is also known as Turquoise-rumped Parrotlet or Mexican Blue-rumped Parrotlet. More

Sadly enough, the cheerful, colorful Mexican Parrotlet is becoming more and more rare in the wild. Consequently, these parrotlets need the aid of aviculturalists, as captive-breeding programs may be the only hope the species has for survival. Mexican Parrotlets are sweet, playful little animals. Unlike many parrotlets who are relatively territorial and jealous, Mexican Parrotlets are very laid-back. They have easy-going temperaments and, in a large enough aviary, may be kept in colonies. More

Mexican parrotlets are unique little parrots that are in danger of becoming extinct. Of the seven parrotlet species, Mexican parrotlets are from the northern-most region. While the other parrotlet species are found in Central and South America, Mexicans have been reported as far north as Arizona and New Mexico. They are larger than the common parrotlet species (Pacifics and Greenrumps). The average Mexican parrotlet is between 5 and 5 1/2 inches long and weighs approximately 40 grams. More

Pair of Mexican ParrotletsMexican parrotlets are one of the larger species at five and one-half inches and weighing almost 40 grams. Both sexes have gray beaks and legs, however, females' beaks do not turn gray until they are ready to breed. The males have bright turquoise rumps, primary and secondary wing coverts. Mexican parrotlets are very different from any other species. Although they will play with toys, they are not nearly as active or energetic as other parrotlets. More

Mexican parrotlets are an enigma in the world of parrotlets. They are the only species that can be bred in a colony. Unlike the others, they have a set breeding season (usually spring and summer). They are the most Northerly-found as most species come from Central and South American. They only produce one clutch a year; sometimes every other year and never double clutch while the other species produce multiple clutches per year. More

The Mexican Parrotlet is slow to breed and only produces a few eggs a year once they have begun - which could take years. They are also confused with the Blue-wing Parrotlet and some variations are still under investigation. Forpus cyanopygius cyanopygius: Males are green with turquoise-blue under-wing coverts, lower back and rump, upper tail feathers and shoulder feathers. Primary coverts, secondaries and greater wing-coverts are pale blue. The underside of the tail and flight feathers are bluish green. More

Did You Know?The Mexican Parrotlet wanders frequently in search of food, perhaps more than most parrotlets. This presents fluctuating numbers in any given area, making a quantitative assessment of this species difficult. Status in the Wild World Population: Not recorded Range: F.c. cyanopygius: Sinaloa and W Durango south to Colima. F.c. pallidus: SE Sonora and N Sinaloa. F.c. insularis: Tres Marias Islands, off coast of Nayarit. More

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Mexican Parrotlet is endemic to Mexico. It is found in subtropical or tropical dry forests , deciduous woodlands, scrublands, Survives on a diet of fruits, berries and seeds. Gregarious, forming flocks of 4-30 individuals, sometimes with Orange-fronted Conures The Green-rumped Parrotlet resides and is breeding in Columbia, Venexuela, Brazil, Barbados and Tobago. More

The Mexican Parrotlet is the largest in the family, and has beautiful turquoise feathers. Unfortunately, they are difficult to breed, laying eggs just one a year, and often taking years between clutches. They are expensive and considered rare. Some breeders have formed a cooperative with the goal of increasing the Mexican Parrotlet population in the United States. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Forpus
Species : cyanopygius
Authority : (Souancé, 1856)