Cobalt-winged Parakeet Brotogeris cyanoptera

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Common east of the Andes, from Venezuela to Bolivia, the Cobalt-winged Parakeet is found in humid forests and other semi-wooded areas of the lower tropical zone, mostly to 500m, but occasionally much higher. It is green overall (paler on the underparts), with blue outer webs of the flight feathers. It has a pale, olive-horn bill and broad white orbital skin around dark eyes, with an apricot throat, fading into the yellow-green breast. The underwing is green with blue lesser coverts. This species can be distinguished from Forpus parrotlets, which also have blue remiges, by its lack of a blue rump. Cobalt-winged Parakeets are often found in flocks of 10 or more, feeding in the canopy or at forest edges.

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

Recommended Citation

Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: