Mexican Parrotlet Forpus cyanopygius

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Distinguishing Characteristics

It is a small green parrotlet that can be seen forming social groups. Its appeareance is similar to the leaves whrere it perches becoming difficult to see. It has a short tail and different sexes.

Similar Species

No similar species in its distribution range

Detailed Description

Description according to Howell & Webb (1995) and Forshaw (1977, 2006).  Body green with a lighter coloration in the face region and under wings. Eyes brown. Bill gray. Tail short pointed. Legs gray. Males and Females different. Males have blue turquoise in rump. Wing coverts also turquoise blue. Females have no blue feathers instead same feathers are yellowish green. Juvenals resemble females.


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Bare Parts

Eyes brown

Bill gray


Lenght:  13.0-14 cm

Mass: 30-37 g

Recommended Citation

Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: