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Mammals

The avifauna is listed in
Birds of NE Brazil.
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Threatened species
Many species of NE Brazil are threatened by extinction. Our reserve helps to protect some of them:
Birds of NE Brazil
in Caatinga, Cerrado,
and other habitats
Blue-winged Parrotlet
Forpus xanthopterygius
Tuim
Family: Psittacidae

RPPN Mãe-da-lua.

Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius)
17/01/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The blue wing area (better visible in flight) shows that this individual is a male.

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Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius)
02/02/2006; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Female bird.

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Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius)
16/11/2008; Mãe-da-lua private reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 3. Forpus xanthopterygius is a social species, and in Mãe-da-lua reserve, I often see flocks of 5 to 20 birds. The photo shows the parrotlets at the reservoir, where they come to drink.

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Publications:

Whitney and Pacheco 1999, about the history of the species name xanthopterygius.

Wanker et al. 2005, about vocal labelling ("naming") of family members in the Spectacled Parrotlet Forpus conspicillatus.

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