Amazonian Parrotlet Nannopsittaca dachilleae

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Only discovered in the 1970s, the Amazonian Parrotlet is a relatively new species to science. It is only known from scattered localities in the southwestern Amazon, but it is very rare, difficult to detect and difficult to identify so future surveys with a discerning eye may well find it to be more widespread. Its natural history is poorly known but seems to prefer the seeds of Guadua bamboo for which it travels widely, in a nomadic manner, in search of the large blooms. Such movements are similar to its sister species, the enigmatic Tepui Parrotlet, which is found on scattered mountains in the Guiana Shield.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: