The Touit genus includes eight species and two subspecies of small Neotropical parrots. They are found in Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama and French Guiana.

Most species are native to moist lowland forests in tropical or subtropic regions but other species prefer the higher altitudes of mountain forests in the Andes.

Several species are threatened by deforestation.


Touit batavicus
Lilac-tailed Parrotlet

Touit costaricensis
Red-fronted Parrotlet

Touit dilectissimus
Blue-fronted Parrotlet

Touit huetii
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet

Touit melanonotus
Brown-backed Parrotlet

Touit purpuratus
Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet

Touit stictopterus
Spot-winged Parrotlet

Touit surdus
Golden-tailed Parrotlet

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