Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) - HBW 4, p. 451
French: Toui de Deville
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Birds perched in a tree. www.birds-venezuela.de Locality Madre de Dios Department, Peru
Joe Klaiber 17 June 2012 46 weeks ago 5
calls of a flock Locality Yasuní National Park, Orellana Province, Ecuador
Claus Fischer 26 April 2010 3 years ago 3
calls of a pair perched in the canopy Locality Tena, Napo Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 31 December 2008 3 years ago 3