Blue-necked Sparrow Parrot
|Blue-necked Sparrow Parrot|
Blue-necked parrot ♂ ( Forpus coelestis )
|( Lesson , 1847)|
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.
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 pastel
- Blue pastel dun
- Blue corner
- Blue Isabell
- Blue cinnamon
- US white
- Green row
- Falf Isabell
- Pastel (bird is yellowish)
- US yellow
- Fallow check
- Jörg Ehlenbröker , Renate Ehlenbröker, Eckhard Lietzow: Agapornids and parrot parrots: Edition Gefiederte Welt. Ulmer, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 978-3-8001-5431-9 .
- Karl-Heinz Spitzer: Sparrow Parrots. Species and races, husbandry and breeding. Ulmer, Stuttgart 1987, ISBN 3-8001-7193-7 . Reprint: BoD, Norderstedt 2008, ISBN 978-3-8334-8551-0 .
- Forpus coelestis inthe IUCN 2013 Red List of Threatened Species . Listed by: BirdLife International, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2013.