Birds of Brazil

    PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae (African & New World Parrots)  
Genus: Touit (5 species, 8 worldwide)

Lilac-tailed Parrotlet
Lilac-tailed Parrotlet (Touit batavicus)
Photograph by Dave Curtis     Copyright and usage info

A rare wanderer that can turn up in small groups anywhere (ProAves), Note lilac tail and black back.

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii) Vulnerable
San José del Guaviare, Colombia  
Photograph by Alejandro Montañez Mendez     Copyright and usage info

Brown-backed Parrotlet
Brown-backed Parrotlet (Touit melanonotus) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Photograph by Carlos Henrique Luz Nunes de Almeida     Copyright and usage info

Found inside lowland forest. Note thick orange eye-ring, and brown back with bluish tinge.

Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet
Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (Touit purpuratus)
Photograph by Marco Cruz   © All Rights Reserved.

Golden-tailed Parrotlet
Golden-tailed Parrotlet (Touit surdus) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Fazenda Agua Boa, Bahia, Brazil  
Photograph by Vivek Tiwari   © All Rights Reserved.

Often fans tail unlike other parrotlets.

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