Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot (Micropsitta bruijnii) - Exotic birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 7 February 2015

    - Micropsitta bruijnii

     Microloro Pechirrojo

    Description

    9 cm.. length between 12 and 16 grams.

    The crown of the tiny Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot (Micropsitta bruijnii) various of pink to Brown towards the nape; cheeks, chin and ear-coverts, pale pink; line that goes from the eyes up to the nape, iridescent blue. Band wide in the part back from the nape, iridescent blue, rest of the upper region Green with fine dark margins. The flight feather Black finely lined in green; Wing coverts Green with centers black. Feathers of the wings grey-black.

    The underparts are pink, with collar narrow blue iridescent in the part superior of the breast, merging is in color green in them lower flanks and blue in the part back from the neck; sides breast, blue. Uppertail Pink dark. Central feathers of the tail of color blue opaque, dotted black; Black yellow-orange-tipped outer.

    Bill grey, cere pink, iris brown; legs grey.

    Female mainly green and devoid of underparts Roses and the neck Blue of the male. The crown Pink is replaced by the blue (with the exception of the front that is pink), and the uppertail-coverts are of color green yellow, not pink. The wing feathers show some brands of color green and the throat is grayish white.

    Immature are like females, but are orange in the underparts, and they have forehead and lores White.

    Note: The name scientific bruijnii commemorates the Dutch merchant's feathers Antonie Augustus Bruijn.

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    Description 5 subspecies
    Habitat:

    The microloro pechirrojo they can be observed in primary and secondary forests on mountain, along the forest margins, and also have been recorded in the Albizia moluccana, in coffee plantations. They are usually between 500 and 3.000 m, but they can be found at lower altitudes. There is a record of a wandering bird observed at the level of the sea.

    The species is usually found in pairs or in groups of up to 20 individuals, quickly moving in small groups through the second half of upper canopy. They are most commonly by their sharp calls.

    Birds prefer the dead trees and can “Skip” from one branch to another in search of fungi and lichens for food. They also take fruit and flowers.

    Unlike other Pygmy parrots, they build their cavities for nesting on the sides of the dead trees, not in termite mounds. Tunnel entrance leads up into the cavity and enter by the back. One of the reported tunnels had 100 x 55 mm. with a coating of wood inside.

    Reproduction:

    The breeding season, According to sources, is between the months of December and April. The nest It is a hole in a stump or dead tree to an altitude that ranges between 3 and 4 meters above the ground; apparently one of these nests counted with the presence of one male and two females.

    Food:

    Fungi and lichens, Sometimes they feed on fruit and flowers.

    Distribution:

    Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 269.000 km2

    The Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot are distributed by the islands of Buru and Seram, and in the mountain forests along the New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and three of the Solomon Islands. In New Guinea, are observed in the mountains Tamrau and Parotia of Vogelkop, along the Onin peninsula, and through the central mountain range, including the mountains, Kubor, and coming up to Adelbert, Saruwaged and Owen Stanley ranges in the North and Southeast. There are also in New Britain and New Ireland (Hans Meyer Range) and in Bougainville, Kolombangara and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

    Distribution 5 subspecies
      Conservation:

      • Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

      • Population trend: Stable

      The size of the world population It has not been quantified, probably over the 100,000 copies. The species is released between common and rare due to deforestation and loss of habitat in this limited range.

      The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

      In captivity:

      It is not in captivity. Difficult to keep alive for more than a few hours or days.

      Alternative names:

      - Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot, Mountain Pygmy Parrot, Mountain Pygmy-Parrot, Red breasted Pygmy Parrot, Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot, Rose-breasted Pygmy Parrot (ingles).
      - Micropsitte de Bruijn, Perruche pygmée de Bruijn (francés).
      - Rotbrust-Spechtpapagei (alemán).
      - Papagaio-pigmeu-de-peito-vermelho (portugués).
      - Microloro de la Montaña, Microloro Pechirrojo (español).

      S Thomas

      Scientific classification:


      - Orden: Psittaciformes
      - Familia: Psittaculidae
      - Genus: Micropsitta
      - Nombre científico: Micropsitta bruijnii
      - Citation: (Salvadori, 1875)
      - Protónimo: Nasiterna bruijnii

      Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot images:

      Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot
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      Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot (Micropsitta bruijnii)

      Sources:

      Avibase
      – Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
      – Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
      Birdlife

      Photos:

      (1) – A pair was found foraging on the trunk of a tree By high mehdhalaouate – lynx
      (2) – © Bernard Van Elegem – bernardvanelegem

      Sounds: Hans Matheve (Xeno-canto)

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    Clasificación Micropsitta bruijnii

    Species:
  • Micropsitta bruijnii
  • Subspecies:
  • Micropsitta bruijnii bruijnii
  • Micropsitta bruijnii buruensis
  • Micropsitta bruijnii necopinata
  • Micropsitta bruijnii pileata
  • Micropsitta bruijnii rosea
  • Anatomy of the Psitacidae


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    Especies del género Micropsitta

    • Micropsitta keiensis
      • ---- Micropsitta keiensis chloroxantha
      • ---- Micropsitta keiensis keiensis
      • ---- Micropsitta keiensis viridipectus
    • Micropsitta geelvinkiana
      • ---- Micropsitta geelvinkiana geelvinkiana
      • ---- Micropsitta geelvinkiana misoriensis
    • Micropsitta pusio
      • ---- Micropsitta pusio beccarii
      • ---- Micropsitta pusio harterti
      • ---- Micropsitta pusio pusio
      • ---- Micropsitta pusio stresemanni
    • Micropsitta meeki
      • ---- Micropsitta meeki meeki
      • ---- Micropsitta meeki proxima
    • Micropsitta finschii
      • ---- Micropsitta finschii aolae
      • ---- Micropsitta finschii finschii
      • ---- Micropsitta finschii nanina
      • ---- Micropsitta finschii tristrami
      • ---- Micropsitta finschii viridifrons
    • Micropsitta bruijnii
      • ---- Micropsitta bruijnii bruijnii
      • ---- Micropsitta bruijnii buruensis
      • ---- Micropsitta bruijnii necopinata
      • ---- Micropsitta bruijnii pileata
      • ---- Micropsitta bruijnii rosea

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