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Golden-tailed Parrotlet  

 
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Golden-tailed Parrotlet

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Species Profile
Genus:
Touit

Species:
surda

Size: Adult Weight:
16cm (6.2 in) Not available

Races including nominate:
two: T.s. surda, T.s. ruficauda

Colourization Adult:
T.s. surda: male-thin frontal band and face gold/yellow; hindneck tinged olive; scapulars and upper tertiary feathers olive/brown; dull blue marking on carpal edge; flanks and sides of lower breast green/yellow; underwing coverts green; centre tail feathers green tipped with black, the side tail feathers green/yellow tipped with black. Bill olive/yellow with grey at base. Eye grey. Female-side tail feathers green/yellow margined and tipped with dull green. T.s. ruficauda: both adults side tail feathers brown/yellow; smaller in size.

Colourization Juvenile: Undescribed

Call: Fairly loud and reminiscent of a flock of seagulls.

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Content Sources:

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1637&m=0

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

ML Media Collection Catalogue 32230, Golden-tailed Parrotlet Touit surdus, Parker, Theodore A., III, Espirito Santo, Brazil, Dec. 1 1982, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.