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Amazonian Parrotlet

 (Nannopsittaca dachilleae)

Also known as: Manu Parrotlet

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Amazonian Parrotlet, Peru
© Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi

Did You Know?

The Amazonian Parrotlet was first discovered in 1991.

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Related publications: Nannopsittaca dachilleae

Species Profile

Genus: Nannopsittaca | Species: dachilleae

Size:

12cm (4.68in)

Weight:

38-46g.

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults mainly yellow/green in colour; light blue lores, forehead and forecrown; yellow/green cheeks and chin; olive wash to mantle and lesser wing coverts. Bill pale pink. Eye brown.

Colour Juvenile:

Not recorded.

Call:

Calls are described as high-pitched and piping, sounding very like domestic fowl chicks.

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More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
Handbook of the Birds of the World
A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.
ML Audio 43229, Amazonian Parrotlet, (Nannopsittaca dachilleae), Tambopata, Parker, Theodore A., III, Peru, Aug. 1988, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Site
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006. 2010 edition

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Amazonian Parrotlet, Peru
© Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi

Did You Know?

The Amazonian Parrotlet was first discovered in 1991.

Academic Research

Related publications: Nannopsittaca dachilleae

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not found in aviculture.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Not recorded.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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Amazonian Parrotlet, Peru
© Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi

Did You Know?

The Amazonian Parrotlet was first discovered in 1991.

Academic Research

Related publications: Nannopsittaca dachilleae

Species Wild Status

World Population:

About 10,000

IUCN Red List Status:

Near Threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

This species' habitat has been subjected to oil exploration, mining, some logging and the resulting human encroachment that accompanies these.

Range:

Western Amazon River basin, where recorded in E Peru from Iquitos district, Loreto, drainages of Rio Ucayali, Ucayali and Rio Manu, Madre de Dios, and along Rio Heath, La Paz, NW Bolivia.

Habitat:

Found up to 300m (984 ft) in lowland forest near rivers and streams, Calocophyllum and Cecropia sp. treed areas, and bamboo groves.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on fruits, and also Cecropia catkins, and Vernonia and Guadua seeds.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Social and active; forms flocks of up to 12 individuals. Frequents mineral-rich river banks with other parrots. Nests in large arboreal bromeliad or epiphyte.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Possibly July-September

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

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Amazonian Parrotlet, Peru
© Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi

Did You Know?

The Amazonian Parrotlet was first discovered in 1991.

Academic Research

Related publications: Nannopsittaca dachilleae

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