Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Tepui Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca panychlora)


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

Brotogerys [sic] panychlorus

Salvin and Godman

, 1883,

Mount Roraima, Guyana


Closely related to N. dachilleae. Monotypic.


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


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


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.


No information.


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 on 25 March 2018).