Salvadori's fig parrot

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Salvadori's fig parrot
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittaculirostris
Species: P. salvadorii
Binomial name
Psittaculirostris salvadorii
(Oustalet, 1880)

Salvadori's fig parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae endemic to the northern part of the Papua province in Indonesia. It is found in and near humid lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

Description

These birds are sexually dimorphic. The male of the species has an orange breast patch and yellow cheeks, while the female has a pale blue breast patch and greenish-yellow cheeks. The juveniles of the species all resemble females until adult plumage begins to grow in.

Diet

Salvadori's fig parrot is a frugivore; the diet consists mainly of figs and other fruit.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Psittaculirostris salvadorii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2007) Species factsheet: Psittaculirostris salvadorii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 9/3/2008

External links

  • [1] Loriinae.com - Species Profile
  • World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia - Species Profiles
  • [2] - YouTube video of a captive pet Fig Parrot with a scissor beak deformity.


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