Green-rumped Parrotlet

Its habitat is open forest and scrub. The female lays five to seven white eggs in a hole in a termite nest, tree cavity, or even hollow pipe, and incubates the clutch for 18 days to hatching, with about another five weeks to fledging.

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

name Green-rumped Parrotlet, and the rather plain illustration of a single individual in Hilty’s Birds of Venezuela does not really answer. In life, these mini parrots flash bright lime green rumps that contrast starkly with olive-green back and wings and plain green to yellowish-green underparts. The gender differences are also more apparent than the guide lets on – the female’s face is yellow-green fading to yellow on the forehead. More

A gregarious species, the Green-rumped Parrotlet is usually seen in groups of between 10 - 20 birds often congregating to roost. This small Parrot is green all over with a pale pink beak, the males having a blue wing patch. They nest in holes, often using man mad structures such as roof-eaves, hollow bricks and open pipes. It feeds mainly on grass seeds, but will take other seeds and can be known to damage garden plants and cultivated crops such as sorrel. More

The Green-rumped Parrotlet, Forpus passerinus, is a small parrot. It is a resident breeding bird in tropical South America, from Caribbean regions of Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad south and east to the Guianas and Brazil, on the downstream Amazon River. It has been introduced in Jamaica, Curaçao, Barbados and Tobago, and was not recorded on Trinidad prior to 1916. Its habitat is open forest and scrub. More

The green-rumped Parrotlet is one of the smallest species in the parrot family, the "Parakeet"or "lovebird" is now widespread in lowland areas of Trinidad, although it was not recorded before the twentieth century. It is less common in Tobago, where it may be an introduced species. A popular cagebird, this tiny parrot is bright green all over and has a pink bill. The call is a squeaky chatter and is usually heard in chorus. More

green-rumped parrotlet, is also relatively well-known, followed by F. conspicillatus, the spectacled parrotlet. Much rarer are F. vividus, the blue-winged parrotlet, F. cyanopygius, the Mexican parrotlet, and F. xanthops, the yellow-faced parrotlet. F. sclateri, Sclater's parrotlet, is not available in the U.S. Descriptions - Male Pacific parrotlets are olive green with a greyish wash over their backs and chests. More

Green-rumped ParrotletBirds in Suriname = - Green-rumped Parrotlet in Suriname, Toui More

* Green-rumped parrotlets considered the gentlest and most timid of the species (http://www.prettybird * It is a good idea to purchase your bird from a reputable breeder. * Educate yourself through books and the Internet, and join one of the online parrotlet forums (for ex The word �parrotlet� means �little parrot�. * Websites: www.internationalparrotletsociety. More

Green-rumped ParrotletsHens can be distinguished easily because they lack the blue plumage evident in cocks. The forehead is also more brightly colored, being a strong shade of yellowish green. Young Birds resemble adults in appearance. - Taxonomy Distribution: Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana Genus: Scientific: Forpus ... English: Parrotlets ... Dutch: Muspapegaaien ... German: Sperlingspapageien ... More

The Green-rumped Parrotlet, Forpus passerinus, is a small parrot. More

The Green-rumped Parrotlet resides and is breeding in Columbia, Venexuela, Brazil, Barbados and Tobago. It can be found in open forests and scrublands They eat seeds mainly. The Green rumped Parrotlet is very gregarious and gathers in large flocks. The Dusky-billed Parrotlet is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia,Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. More

Green-Rumped Parrotlets have a sleek body (feathers held tight), their eyes are dark brown, and their legs are a pale pink. Forpus passerinus viridissimus: Like F.P. Passerinus, but the male has paler blue markings. The green plumage on both males and females varies significantly based on what region they are from. Forpus passerinus deliciosus: Like F.P. More

Green-rumped Parrotlets are the smallest of the parrotlet family, growing to between three and a half to four and a half inches in length. Usually, they weigh between 18 and 28 grams. These charming little birds have pink feet and beaks. At maturity, Green-rumped Parrotlets have green rumps! Males show blue and turquoise coloration over their wings, while females are made unique by a sunbeam splash of yellow between their eyes. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Forpus
Species : passerinus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)