Parrots (Psittacidae)

Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus crassirostris) - HBW 4, p. 449

French: Toui de Spix German: Blauflügel-Sperlingspapagei Spanish: Cotorrita Aliazul

Taxonomy: Psittacula crassirostris Taczanowski, 1883, Yurimaguas, Peru.
Forms a superspecies with F. passerinus. Commonly referred to as F. xanthopterygius, which was shown in 1905 to have been applied to an immature Brotogeris chiriri, but which was mistakenly reinstated in 1945 when present species was separated from F. passerinus. Isolated race spengeli might belong with F. cyanopygius of Mexico; proposed race olallae included within nominate. Five subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • spengeli (Hartlaub, 1885) - N Colombia.
  • crassirostris (Taczanowski, 1883) - SE Colombia, E Ecuador and N Peru to W Brazil.
  • flavescens (Salvadori, 1891) - SE Peru and E Bolivia.

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  • spengeli (Hartlaub, 1885) - N Colombia.
  • crassirostris (Taczanowski, 1883) - SE Colombia, E Ecuador and N Peru to W Brazil.
  • flavescens (Salvadori, 1891) - SE Peru and E Bolivia.
  • flavissimus Hellmayr, 1929 - NE Brazil.
  • vividus (Ridgway, 1888) - E & SE Brazil, Paraguay and N Argentina.