Mexican parrotlet

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Mexican parrotlet
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 family Psittacidae. It is endemic to Western Mexico.


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

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


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2015). "Forpus cyanopygius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  • Bird songs from around the world. written and illustrated by:Les Beletsky, Chronicle Books San Francisco

External links

  • World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia - Species Profiles

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