Large fig parrot

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Large fig parrot
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Psittaculirostris desmarestii occidentalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Psittaculirostris
Species: P. desmarestii
Binomial name
Psittaculirostris desmarestii
(Desmarest, 1826)

The large fig parrot (Psittaculirostris desmarestii), also known as flame-headed fig parrot and Desmarest's fig parrot, is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in the West Papuan Islands, Indonesia and in southern and western New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea).[2]


It has a red to orange cap, a light blue eye patch below its eye, yellow face, pale turquoise ring tinged with red, grey-black bill and green body. Male and female adults are identical in external appearance and juveniles tend to have duller colours on the head, but otherwise resemble adults.[2]


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.


It has these subspecies:[2][3]

  • P. desmarestii
    • P. d. blythii
    • P. d. cervicalis
    • P. d. desmarestii
    • P. d. godmani
    • P. d. intermedia
    • P. d. occidentalis


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Psittaculirostris desmarestii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Forshaw (2006). plate 28.
  3. ^ Desmarest's fig parrot( Psittaculirostris desmarestrii) |Parrot Encyclopedia
  • World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia - Species Profile

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