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Buga, Colombia, March 2019
Forpus conspicillatus


12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Yellowish-green face and throat
  • Grey breast
  • Cobalt blue rump and secondaries
  • Pink beak and legs
  • Greyish-brown iris

Orbital ring

  • male: cobalt blue orbital ring, female: emerald green

Females: rump and lower back are emerald green. Their undersides are also a bit brighter green than those of males.


[[South America: found in Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • F. c. conspicillatus:
  • F. c. metae:
  • East slope of East Andes of Colombia to extreme western Venezuela
  • F. c. caucae:
  • South West Colombia west of Andes (Cauca and Nariño); western Ecuador?


They occupy a variety of woodland types, including lowland evergreen forest edges, gallery forests, semi-open deciduous woodland.



They forage on the ground for grass seeds. But from bushes they gather berries, fruits and buds; possibly also blossoms.


They make a hole in a stump, tree trunk, fence post, or termitarium.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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