Length: 3-1/2 inches
Weight: 18-28 grams
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Species - Forpus passerinus
of Green Rumped Parrotlet
Green Rumped Parrotlets (Deliciosus or also called Delicate
Green Rumped Parrotlets) are getting more and more
attention. This is not only due to the fact they are
smallest Parrot, but also because of their intriguing
behaviour towards each other. Green Rumped Parrotlets
are slightly more shy and gentle than their Pacific
cousins. Green Rumps can be frightened by new things
and may take a few days to settle into their new surroundings
and begin eating a wide variety of foods. But once
acclimated, they possess just as much personality as
the Pacific parrotlet. Green Rumps sweet, gentle personalities
make them good birds for children.
Green Rumped Parrotlet has been known since 1758, they
are the longest known Parrotlet by far by Europeans.
This is due to the fact they exist in the coastal areas
in South America - Northern Brazil along both sides
of the Amazon from lower Rio Madeira east to Rio Anapú and
north of Amazon to area around Macapá in state
Green Rumped Males from Females
Green Rumps are green with a brighter green at
the cheeks, underside of the body and behind the neck.
Lower back, rump and upper tail are bright emerald
green. Underside of wings and edge of wing are blue. Female
Green Rumps have yellowish colorings on forehead;
some more than other. The same as the male but without
the blue markings.
Green Rumped Parrotlet