Parrots (Psittacidae)

Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) - HBW 4, p. 451

French: Toui de Deville German: Kobaltflügelsittich Spanish: Catita Aliazul

Taxonomy: Sittace cyanoptera Salvadori, 1891, Mission de Sarayacu and Amazon River.
Forms a parapatric species pair with B. chrysopterus, and these two may form superspecies with B.jugularis. Race gustavi may be separate species, although intermediates between this and nominate race have been found in lower Huallaga Valley. Three subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cyanoptera (Salvadori, 1891) - SE Colombia and S Venezuela to E Ecuador, E Peru and WC Brazil.
  • gustavi Berlepsch, 1889 - upper Huallaga, N Peru.
  • beniensis Gyldenstolpe, 1941 - N Bolivia.