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About the Pacific Parrotlet

Also known as: Lesson's Parrotlet, Celestial Parrotlet, Western Parrotlet, Pocket Parrot

The Pacific Parrotlet is small parrot native to Ecuador and Peru, where it lives in subtropical forests or shrubland.

They are among the smallest of all parrots. In the wild, the male Pacific Parrotlet is green with blue on the wings, back and streaking back from their eyes.

Pacific Parrotlets are sometimes kept as pets. Blue and American Yellow are two color morphs found in aviculture. Because of their size, they are sometimes called "pocket parrots."

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 May 2008
Scientific Name Forpus coelestis
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Forpus
  • F. coelestis
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.5 to 5 inches
Range South America

International Names

  • 太平洋鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • Papoušíček šedokřídlý (Czech)
  • Spurvepapegøje (Danish)
  • Blauwe Muspapegaai (Dutch)
  • Ecuadorinaranen (Finnish)
  • Touï céleste (French)
  • Himmelsperlingspapagei (German)
  • Parrocchetto del Pacifico (Italian)
  • マメルリハシインコ (Mamerurihainko) (Japanese)
  • Grønnmasket Spurvepapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Wróbliczka Zielonolica (Polish)
  • Воробьиный попугайчик Лессона (Russian)
  • Cotorrita de Piura (Spanish)
  • Pacifiksparvpapegoja (Swedish)

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