Parrots (Psittacidae)

Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius) - HBW 4, p. 449

French: Toui du Mexique German: Blaubürzel-Sperlingspapagei Spanish: Cotorrita Mexicana
Other common names: Blue-rumped Parrotlet

Taxonomy: Psittacula cyanopygia Souancé, 1856, north-western Mexico.
Possible race pallidus likely to be indistinct from nominate or representing N end of cline. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cyanopygius (Souancé, 1856) - W Mexico.
  • insularis (Ridgway, 1888) - Tres Marías Is, off W Mexico.