Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus)

The Spectacled Parrotlet was one of the species that we did not expect to see during our trip, however I was lucky enough to observe a pair of them perched on a bamboo fence in Cali, when visiting the CRARSI. The female is really similar to the Orange-chinned Parrolet, except for not having the orange chin that defines that species. The male has a darker green coloration on the body overall, and sports a turquoise mask along with blue plumage under the wing. They are the smallest parrotlet species that exists in the world.

Spectacled Parrotlet - Forpus conspicillatus - Periquito de Anteojos

The male of this species has a light blue area around the eyes, which gives this species its name.

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