Definitions

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  • n. A miniature parrot of the New World of the genera Forpus, Nannopsittaca and Touit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book-name of the South American parrots of the genus Brotogerys, the smallest of American parrots.

Etymologies

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parrot +‎ -let

Examples

  • Some unique species found in this ecoregion are the Mexican parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius), rufous-bellied chachalaca (Ortalis wagleri) and San Blas jay (Cyanocorax sanblasianus).

    Jalisco dry forests

  • Meet Louie, the darling pacific parrotlet that is now residing in the parrot mansion in my bedroom.

    madrigle Diary Entry

  • Before a green-rumped parrotlet is even able to chirp and squawk, mom and dad teach it a distinct series of sounds used by parrots to recognize a specific individual.

    Wired Top Stories

  • To find out, Cornell University ornithologist Karl Berg and his team swapped eggs between nests in a wild parrotlet population they'd studied since 1987.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Half the parrotlet pairs raised foster chicks, who used the contact calls demonstrated by their adoptive parents.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The scarlet-shouldered parrotlet was a small, green parrot not much bigger than a titmouse in Texas.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Among these are listed the spot-winged parrotlet Touit stictoptera (VU), redfaced parrot Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops (VU), little woodstar Acestrura bombus (VU), coppery-chested jacamar Galbula pastazae (VU) and masked mountain tanager Buthraupis wetmorei (VU).

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador

  • Nail Polish from Ricky’s, hat from Ben Sherman, platter from Cindy, stache from Prefontaine and bird parrotlet from Jeff Sachs.

    self-potrait with fancy bird platter & hat & bird | clusterflock

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