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Sulphur-winged Parakeet Pyrrhura hoffmanni

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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The Sulphur-winged Parakeet is the northernmost species in the large genus of Pyrrhura parakeets. This species occurs in the highlands of southern Costa Rica and western Panama, with an elevational range of approximately 1200-3000 m. The Sulphur-winged Parakeet is primarily green, with red auriculars, blue primaries, and a maroon under surface to the rectrices. There is a limited amount of yellow on the upper surface of the wing, but the Sulphur-winged Parakeet takes its name from the yellow underwing primary coverts and bright yellow bases to the under surfaces of the remiges. Sulphur-winged Parakeets occupy humid montane forest and forest edges, and are relatively tolerant of habitat disturbance; despite its small geographic range, this species is fairly common, and is not considered to be threatened.

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

Recommended Citation

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