FAQ: Riparian Parrotlet

FAQ: Riparian Parrotlet?

We have recently discovered on a website info about Forpus Crasirostris, the strange thing is that they are listed on that site with the name Riparian Parrotlet. Is that a new name for this species?

No, it is not. Riparian Parrotlet is one of three English synonyms used for Forpus crassirostris. Besides Riparian Parrotlet, they also use the names blue winged parrotlet and large billed parrotlet for that species. These synonyms (we have them in every language) can be indeed confusing, which is why we recommend always using the scientific name for species.