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Blue-bellied Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Lcverissimo
Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil, May 2014

Alternative name: Purple-bellied Parrot

Triclaria malachitacea


28 cm

  • Green plumage
  • White bill


  • Bluish-purple belly patch
  • Blue-green flight and tail feathers


Endemic to Brazil, found in the south-eastern lowlands (southern Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul).


Clements regards this as a monotypic species [1].


Humid broadleaf Atlantic forest; generally between 300–1000 m.



The diet includes seeds and pulp of native fruits, flower buds, nectar and insects.


It nests in a cavity of a large tree or palm. The clutch consists of 2-4 eggs which are incubated for 28 days; the young fledge after 5-7 weeks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)

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