French: Toui été German: Grünbürzel-Sperlingspapagei Spanish: Cotorrita culiverde
Subspecies and Distribution
F. p. cyanophanes
(Todd, 1915) – N Colombia (Guajira and N Cesar).
F. p. viridissimus
(Lafresnaye, 1848) – N Colombia (Norte de Santander), N Venezuela and Trinidad.
F. p. passerinus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – the Guianas, mainly near coast.
F. p. cyanochlorus
(Schlegel, 1864) – upper R Branco, in Roraima, NW Brazil.
F. p. deliciosus
(Ridgway, 1888) – lower Amazon (E from R Madeira) and Amapá, in N Brazil.
12–13 cm; 20–28 g. Green, lighter on forehead, cheeks, underparts, back and rump (this last brightest, but sometimes washed blue); grey tinge on hindneck; primary... read more
Call is a passerine-like bisyllabic “chidit”, or sometimes a longer “chidididididit”, given both in... read more
Semi-open lowland areas such as dry deciduous and gallery forest edge, second growth, thornbush and... read more
Food and feeding
Grass seeds, especially Croton hirtus, Hyptis suaveolens, Wissadula, Cyperus, Scoparia dulcis... read more
Season probably extended in most of range. Most months from Feb to Aug on Trinidad; Feb, Jun, Aug and Nov in Surinam; Apr–Aug in... read more
Occurs, perhaps only as a seasonal upslope movement, in lower subtropical zone.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Gerenally common and probably increasing with clearance of forest within its range. Heavily traded in and from Venezuela. Appears to have... read more
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