Forpus

The Forpus genus includes nine small parrots from South and Middle America.

They are highly social and pet birds should have a partner as they may show signs of depression if kept alone.

In general they are difficult to breed. They can be aggressive towards other birds or even their partner; biting attacks aimed towards the claws of other birds can occur.

According to the IUCN Red List the Mexican Parrotlet is Near Threatened and the Yellow-faced Parrotlet is Vulnerable due to cage-bird trade. The other Forpus species are Least Concern.

Species

Forpus coelestis
Pacific Parrotlet

Forpus conspicillatus
Spectacled Parrotlet

Forpus cyanopygius
Mexican Parrotlet

Forpus modestus
Dusky-billed Parrotlet

Forpus passerinus
Green-rumped Parrotlet

Forpus spengeli
Turquoise-winged Parrotlet

Forpus xanthops
Yellow-faced Parrotlet

Forpus xanthopterygius
Blue-winged Parrotlet

Forpus crassirostris
Large-billed Parrotlet

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