French: Toui de Deville German: Kobaltflügelsittich Spanish: Catita aliazul
Mission de Sarayacu and Amazon River
Subspecies and Distribution
B. c. cyanoptera
(Pelzeln, 1870) – E & SE Colombia and S Venezuela to E Ecuador, E Peru, NW Bolivia and WC Brazil.
B. c. gustavi
Berlepsch, 1889 – upper Huallaga Valley, in N Peru.
B. c. beniensis
Gyldenstolpe, 1941 – NE & C Bolivia (Beni to W Santa Cruz).
18–20 cm; mean 67 g. Green, darker on uppersides; forehead yellowish, crown and nape tinged blue, eyering whitish, chin orange; flight-feathers blue, tail green with... read more
Common calls include a high-pitched “klee”, shrill “chree” or bisyllabic “chree-chree”, given both... read more
Lowland rainforest (commoner on higher areas), humid second growth, forest edges, seasonally... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Recorded visiting flowering and fruiting trees, and eating Cecropia catkins.
Little information. Evidence of breeding Jun–Jul in W of range, including pairs at holes in trees. In captivity: five eggs; hatching... read more
Apparently sedentary, with some possibly seasonal upslope wandering.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common throughout range, but with no recent evidence of trade, hence rare in captivity. Present in Manu National Park, Peru, where density... read more
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