Blue-necked Sparrow Parrot

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Blue-necked Sparrow Parrot
Blue-necked parrot ♂ (Forpus coelestis)

Blue-necked parrot ♂ ( Forpus coelestis )

Order : Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family : True parrots (Psittacidae)
Tribe : New World Parrots (Arini)
Genre : Sparrow Parrots ( Forpus )
Type : Blue-necked Sparrow Parrot
Scientific name
Forpus coelestis
( Lesson , 1847)

The Pacific Parrotlet ( Forpus coelestis ), and blue neck Sperling parrot is a bird art from the family of authentics Parrots (Psittacidae).


Blue-naped parrots are short-tailed parrots from 12 to 15 cm in length and are among the smallest parrots discovered so far. The wild form of the parrot is green and shows a clear sexual dimorphism . While the female is almost completely green (slightly blue on the neck), the rooster has strong blue markings on the neck and on the wing tips. There are now sparrows in many color mutations.


The blue-eyed parrot is found in the Pacific lowlands of Ecuador and northwestern Peru . The natural habitat consists of bushland and savannahs.

Sexual maturity and offspring

Sparrows are sexually mature at the age of nine to twelve months. The rearing of parrot parrots can be classified as relatively easy. The clutch is four to seven eggs, the nestling time about four weeks. Sparrows are cave breeders, which means they need a nesting box to breed.

Even with young animals, sex can be determined immediately through the already existing sex dimorphism. There are also exceptions, for example albinos .


There are now many different color mutations. The most common are the following:

Blue series
  • blue
  • Blue pastel
  • Blue pastel dun
  • Blue-dun
  • Blue corner
  • Blue Isabell
  • Blue cinnamon
  • albino
  • US white
Green row
  • Greensheck
  • Falf Isabell
  • Lutino
  • Pastel (bird is yellowish)
  • Gray-green
  • US yellow
  • Fallow check
  • Dun
  • Isabell
  • cinnamon


Blue-necked parrot ♀ ( Forpus coelestis )

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