Maroon shining parrot

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Maroon shining parrot
Red Shining-parrot.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Platycercinae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Prosopeia
Species: P. tabuensis
Binomial name
Prosopeia tabuensis
(Gmelin, 1788)

The maroon shining parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) or red shining-parrot is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It endemic to the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji and was introduced to the islands of southern Tonga in prehistoric times. The species is sometimes considered conspecific with the crimson shining-parrot of Kadavu. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Prosopeia tabuensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 


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