French: Toui du Mexique German: Blaubürzel-Sperlingspapagei Spanish: Cotorrita mexicana
Subspecies and Distribution
F. c. cyanopygius
(Souancé, 1856) – W Mexico (SE Sonora S to Colima).
F. c. insularis
(Ridgway, 1888) – Tres Marías Is, off W Mexico.
13–14 cm; 30–37 g. Green above with turquoise-blue lower back, rump, secondary-coverts, outer secondaries and underwing-coverts; paler, grass-green on face and... read more
Call is a screechy or reedy “kree” or “kreeit”, given both in flight and perched. Groups in flight... read more
Tropical semi-deciduous to deciduous forest, riparian woodland, plantations, secondary forest, from... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits including small Ficus, berries and grass seeds, taken from ground.
Jun–Jul on Tres Marías Is, perhaps later than on mainland. Nest presumably in tree cavity but apparently still unrecorded.... read more
Some seasonal wandering seems to occur, notably in the southernmost part of its range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in North-west Mexican Pacific Slope EBA. Previously considered to... read more
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