Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera), In Neotropical Birds Online ( T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved . Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This species has an extremely large range, and . Cobalt-winged Parakeet · Brotogeris cyanoptera · (Pelzeln, ). Order: PSITTACIFORMES. Family: Psittacidae (African & New World Parrots).

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Their range also stretches from north to south, southern-most Venezuela and Colombia; eastern Ecuador and north Peru; in northern and central Bolivia, as well as in northern Bolivia within the tributary rivers to the Madeira River flowing northeast to the Amazon River. One small population occurs in Bolivia’s northeast border region near the Guapore River.

Based on their extensive range in some parts of which they are considered “common”they are not classified as endangered at this point in time — in fact, it is believed that more than one million of them can be found in their natural habitat.

At this point in time, populations appear to be stable del Hoyo et al. For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Its natural habitats are tropical lowland evergreen forest, tropical lowland evergreen forest, second-growth forests and woodland areas. These parakeets are usually seen in the canopy and rarely seen outside the woodland. The Cobalt-winged Parakeets that were imported into the U. It is frequently confused with the orange-chinned parakeet. Even though it is named for the extensive area of blue brotoegris on its wings, this parakeet has the same orange chin patch of the orange-chinned parakeet.

One easy method for determining the difference is the coloration on the head. Only cobalt wings will have yellow feathers around the nostrils. They average 7 inches 18 cm in length and weigh between 1.

Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) | HBW Alive

They are virtually all green with yellow forehead and reddish-orange chin. The yellow forehead and lores the regions between the eyes and bill on the side of a bird’s head are somewhat duller and less far-reaching in hens. The central tail feathers are dark blue with green margins.


The next two feathers are green edged with blue, the remainder green. The bill is pale horn colored, tipped with brown. The bare eye rings are white. The eyes are dark brown. The first successful breeding in the United States took place in Two years later the first successful breeding in England occurred.

Brotogeris cyanoptera

Cyanoptsra active little parakeets are considered medium-noisy; and they are said to have an easy going, more passive, nature than grey-cheek parakeets. Breeding your Brotogeris – All you need to know about setting up and maintaining your breeding pairs.

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Their calls are described as sounding like those of the Tui Parakeet – a rapid repetition of high pitched notes. Additionally, clear splink splink notes or harsh, scratchy noises have been recorded.

Feeding cyanoptra pet bird for good health and longevity. These parakeets are messy eaters and scatter any soft food over their cages as is typical of most parrots. Carefully planning the set up will facilitate the daily clean-up. Psittaciformes — Parrots, perroquets.

Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Deville’s Parakeet Beni Province, Northern Bolivia.

Average brotogeriis inches 18 cm in size. There is a heavy tint of yellow on the forehead and lores the regions between the eyes and bill on the side of a bird’s head and a strong tint of blue on the crown. The bend of wing, carpal edge and primary coverts are also yellow.

Average 7 to 7. The carpal edge and the bend of the wing are yellow in both males and females. They have green outer primary feathers. Species Research by Sibylle Johnson. The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers.

Cobalt-winged parakeet

Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. BeautyOfBirds strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information ; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. Young birds look like adults, except they have a brown bill.

Beni Cobalt-winged or Blue-winged Parakeets B. In their natural habitat, these parakeets may feed on the following: Seeds including sprouted seeds Fruits including berries and figs Flowers. They are often seen visiting barreiros areas where mineral-rich soil is readily available and river banks to feed on soil. Algae Insects and their larvae Captive Diet: They should be provided a varied diet that includes any of the below: However, our biggest grievance with their products is that they use sulphurated dried produce a process which also requires chemicalsbut it is very difficult to find mixes with unsulphurated fruits and veggies.


With a little creativity you can put a mix together that offers superior nutrition without the chemicals typically found in commercial brands. Sprouted or germinated seeds are usually more easily accepted by “seed addicts” than fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sprouted seeds are healthier as the sprouting changes and enhances the nutritional quality and value of seeds and grains. Sprouted seeds are lower in fat, as the process of sprouting utilizes the fat in the seed to start the growing process – thus reducing the fat stored in the seeds.

Soaked and germinated “oil” seeds, like niger and rape seeds, are rich in protein and carbohydrates; while “starch” seeds, such as canary and millets, are rich in carbohydrates, but lower in protein. It is an invaluable food at all times; however, it is especially important for breeding or molting birds.

Sprouted seeds also serve as a great rearing and weaning food as the softened shell is easier to break by chicks and gets them used to brotogerls texture of seeds.

Fresh fruit such as bananas, berries, figs, rose hips Edible flowers Nectar: In the wild, they like to chew rotten stumps and search for larvae Branches with buds and flowers Animal protein such as dried shrimp Vitamin and mineral supplements especially important if nutritional variety and quality hasn’t been maintained Feeding your pet bird for good health and longevity These parakeets are messy eaters and scatter any soft food over their cages as is typical of most parrots.

Aves — Birds, oiseaux Order: Psittaciformes — Parrots, perroquets Family: Beni Province, Northern Bolivia Description: