Masked shining parrot

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Masked shining parrot
Stavenn Prosopeia personata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Platycercinae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Prosopeia
Species: P. personata
Binomial name
Prosopeia personata
(Gray, 1848)

The masked shining parrot (Prosopeia personata) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Viti Levu in Fiji. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, arable land, and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description

It has a dark mask and it is mainly bright green with a yellow and orange breast.

References

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



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