Rennell parrot

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Rennel parrot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Geoffroyus
Species: G. hyacinthinus
Binomial name
Geoffroyus hyacinthinus
(Mayr, 1931)
Synonyms

Geoffroyus heteroclitus hyacinthinus

The Rennell parrot (Geoffroyus hyacinthinus) is an island species of parrot, found on Rennell Island in the Solomons. It is normally considered a subspecies of the Song parrot (Geoffroyus heteroclitus) but differs from it in its larger size, its blue collar being more lavender in colour and extending to the breast, and a more strongly grey-blue tone to the female's head. Population size is estimated at 5,000-20,000 individuals. Although only present in a small range, it is not currently considered threatened.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2014). "Geoffroyus hyacinthinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rennell Parrot (Geoffroyus hyacinthinus) - BirdLife species factsheet". BirdLife International. 


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