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Pacific Parrotlet

Forpus coelestis
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
Northwestern South America

The Pacific parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) is a small green parrot originating from South America. A typical specimen is 11–14 centimetres (4.3–5.5 in) long and typically weighs 30 grams or more. Wild Pacific parrotlets are green with a dusty grey cast over the body, a bright green mask and a pinkish beak. Legs and feet are pinkish-grey. Pacific parrotlets are sexually dimorphic: males possess shades of blue on their wings.

Most common in dry habitats such as the desert and deciduous forest, but have spread into humid areas in response to deforestation.

They are abundant across their range; populations are relatively undisturbed by human activity. Pacific parrotlets are found living in flocks from 40 to 50, and they are non-migratory, meaning they stay in the same area year-round.

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