Photograph courtesy Richard Shirley
Green Head with yellow front. Black back with a yellow green band tipped blue across
the wing coverts. The edge of wing pinkish-red; breast bluish-green becoming
yellowish-green on abdomen; under wing-coverts blue with yellow and red markings near edge
of wing; underside of flight feathers bluish-green. Lilac tail with a black band. Green
underparts. Pink feet and bill yellowish gray. Both sexes are alike. Immature are similar
to the adults but yellow to cheeks less extensive; blue tips to greater wing-coverts
darker. Their length is approximately 14 cm (5.5ins).
Family - Parrots
Other Names - Seven Coloured Parrotlet, Seven Coloured Parrakeet
Latin Name - Touit batavica
Range - Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana north to Merida, Venezuela.
Photo courtesy Jim and Nancy Dewitt
Lexicon of Parrots - http://www.arndt-verlag.com/neotrop.htm
Birds of Venezuela. Steven L. Hilty. 2003, Christopher Helm, London
A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. 2nd edition, Richard ffrench. 1992, Helm, London
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