Dusky-billed parrotlet

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Dusky-billed parrotlet
Forpus sclateri - Dusky-billed Parrotlet 01.JPG
At Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Forpus
Species: F. modestus
Binomial name
Forpus modestus
(Cabanis, 1849)
  • Psittacula sclateri
    Forpus sclateri
  • Forpus modestus
Forpus modestus Keulemans, 1891

The dusky-billed parrotlet (Forpus modestus), also known as the Sclater's parrotlet, is a small species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is found in the Amazon Rainforest in South America, where it is locally fairly common; it is in the Andes, and the Amazonian foothills; also the Amazon River outlet, and Marajo Island. It resembles other parrotlets, but has a largely dark upper mandible.


The dusky-billed parrotlet is not commonly available in aviculture. It isn't available in the U.S. at all and is not common in Europe.


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