Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Tepui Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca panychlora)


Taxonomy

French: Toui des tépuis German: Tepuisittich Spanish: Cotorrita de tepuy
Taxonomy:

Brotogerys [sic] panychlorus

Salvin and Godman

, 1883,

Mount Roraima, Guyana

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Closely related to N. dachilleae. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Higher montane isolates in NE Venezuela (Sucre), and tepuis of S & SE Venezuela, S Guyana and extreme N Brazil.

Descriptive notes

14 cm; 42 g. Green, paler below; yellow area on chin, lores, under and behind eye; undertail-coverts and carpal yellowish; undersides of flight-feathers and tail bluish green... read more

Voice

Most common call is a dry high-pitched “scree”, occasionally a subdued “dju-dju”, which may be... read more

Habitat

Cool humid subtropical forest ranging up to 2200 m, but also the lowlands around the tepuis.

Food and feeding

Fruiting trees are visited; birds make daily altitudinal flights from higher parts of tepuis to forage in lowest reaches.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Little known, but apparently seen irregularly and in large flocks at (what was at least then) the... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Fairly common, with little habitat loss within its range, and very little trade.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2018). Tepui Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca panychlora). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54699 on 14 December 2018).