Mexican parrotlet

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Mexican parrotlet
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Genus: Forpus
Species: F. cyanopygius
Binomial name
Forpus cyanopygius
(Souancé, 1856)

The Mexican parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Western Mexico.

Behaviour[edit]

Mexican parrotlets are highly social birds, sometimes found in small groups, or alone, but mostly found in flocks of twenty to fifty. They give a variety of screechy sounding vocalizations. They eat fruit such as seeds, berries and figs which they find on trees or on the ground.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry scrublands, deciduous forests, open grasslands with scattered trees, heavily degraded former forest, plantations, and woodlands along watercourses.

References[edit]

  • Bird songs from around the world. written and illustrated by:Les Beletsky, Chronicle Books San Francisco

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