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Brown-backed Parrotlet

Touit melanonotus

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Small parrot with a short, squared tail that has red outer tail feathers with a black band across the tips. Mostly green with a brown patch on the back and pale gray flanks. Note the orange eyering. Inhabits the canopy of humid forests including on lower montane slopes. Golden-tailed Parrotlet, which is more of a lowland species lacks the eyering, has more of an orangey face, and has a less sharp call than Brown-backed Parrotlet.

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Neotropical Birds

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