Spot-winged Parrotlet

The Spot-winged Parrotlet is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Spot-winged Parrotlet (Touit stictopterus) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Touit stictopterus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

The Spot-winged Parrotlet is one of four parrotlet species that are listed as vulnerable (Appendix II) - the others being the Golden-tailed Parrotlet (Touit surdus), the Red-fronted Parrotlets (Touit costaricensis formerly Touit dilectissima costaricencis) and the Yellow-faced Parrotlet (Forpus xanthops). The Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae) is listed as near threatened. Aviculture Unfortunately, breeding this parrotlet in captivity has shown to be challenging. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Touit
Species : stictopterus
Authority : (Sclater, 1862)