Turquoise-winged parrotlet

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Turquoise-winged parrotlet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Genus: Forpus
Species: F. spengeli
Binomial name
Forpus spengeli
(Hartlaub, 1885)
Synonyms

Forpus xanthopterygius spengeli

The turquoise-winged parrotlet (Forpus spengeli) is a small parrot endemic to Colombia. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the blue-winged parrotlet, and some taxonomic authorities (including the American Ornithological Society, still consider it so. The species blues are paler than the blue-winged parrotlet, with the turquoise-winged parrotlet having some violet mixed into underwings. Remiges are mainly green, with only base colored blue.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Forpus spengeli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
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