Geelvink pygmy parrot

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Geelvink pygmy parrot
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Micropsitta
Species: M. geelvinkiana
Binomial name
Micropsitta geelvinkiana
(Schlegel, 1871)

The Geelvink pygmy parrot (Micropsitta geelvinkiana) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae endemic to Biak and Numfoor islands in Western New Guinea. The name Geelvink comes from a Dutch ship and family called Geelvinck. It has two subspecies; the nominate occurs on Numfor, and M. g. misoriensis on Biak.

Description

It has a brown head, blue ear covert, yellow breast, green body and blue tail. It has red eyes. The female has less brown than the male.[2]

Diet

It feeds on lichen, fungi, seeds, fruits, flowers, insects and their larvae.

Habitat

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Micropsitta geelvinkiana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Geelvink pygmy parrot (Micropsitta geelvinkiana) | Parrot Encyclopedia


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