Pacific Parrotlet

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."

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 11 May 2008
Scientific Name
Forpus coelestis
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Forpus
  • F. coelestis
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.5 to 5 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 太平洋鹦哥
Czech (Cesky) Papoušíček šedokřídlý
Danish (Dansk) Spurvepapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Blauwe Muspapegaai
Finnish (Suomi) Ecuadorinaranen
French (Français) Touï céleste
German (Deutsch) Himmelsperlingspapagei
Italian (Italiano) Parrocchetto del Pacifico
Japanese (日本語) マメルリハシインコ (Mamerurihainko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Grønnmasket Spurvepapegøye
Polish (Polski) Wróbliczka Zielonolica
Russian (русский язык) Воробьиный попугайчик Лессона
Spanish (Español) Cotorrita de Piura
Swedish (Svenska) Pacifiksparvpapegoja
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