Golden-mantled Racquet-tail
Prioniturus platurus


Golden-mantled Racquet-tail

Description

28 cm.. length and a weight between 200 and 225 g..

Golden-mantled Racquet-tail

The head of the Golden-mantled Racquet-tail (Prioniturus platurus) is light green. The crown Violet gray with a red spot on the front edge; rear of the neck Ocre-Naranja. Mantle light grey, changing to green (marked in grey) on the back; rump and uppertail-coverts green. Wing coverts green, strongly impregnated with pale grey (more green in the coverts more internal); primaries Greens with vane Dark internal; secondary internal Green with yellow line at the margins; bend of wing grey violet, carpal edge yellow. Wing feathers green; underside of flight feather marked in blue. Underparts brighter yellowish green, more green in the upper part of the chest, and yellow in the undertail-coverts. Upper, the tail green in the center, dotted in bluish black on the sides; undertail, the tail pale blue; spatulas blackish.

Bill pale grey, with the lower mandible and the tip of the bill darker; irises dark brown; legs grey.

The female lacks the color red and blue marks from the crown and of the collar back orange; underparts washed in less differentiated grey; rackets shorter tail.

Immature without rackets the tail.

  • Sound of the Golden-mantled Racquet-tail.
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Subspecies:
  • Prioniturus platurus platurus

    – The nominal.

  • Prioniturus platurus talautensis

    – (Hartert, E, 1898) Paler in general males; less grey on the mantle and the upper wing coverts; stain clear reddish pink on the back of the Crown with most blue patch.
    The female as the nominal species but green with paler
    Juveniles as the nominal species but also with the Green pale

  • Prioniturus platurus sinerubris

    – (Forshaw, 1971) Males with reddish pink spot away from the back of the Crown; mantle and upper wing coverts, green, slightly washed with grey; curve wing and lesser coverts bathed in purple; smaller.

Habitat:

The Golden-mantled Racquet-tail It inhabits the edges of moist forests, forests, orchards and forests of the lowlands Moss, to 2.000 m (most common above 1.000 m). The birds are seen generally in small noisy groups of 5-10 Member, flying over the forest, or during daily movements between the feeding and rest areas.

Reproduction:

A female in breeding condition was observed in October and the nest was in a hollow tree; nothing more is known about the reproductive behavior of the species.

Food:

Have been seen feeding on fruiting mango (Mangifera indica), and the diet includes fruits, seeds and flowers.

Distribution:

Tamaño de la distribución (reproducción/residente): 186.000 km2

Restricted to Sulawesi and nearby islands, including Talaud, Siau, Lembeh, Togian, Group Banggai, Ambon, Muna and Buton. Generally, the species is common and the world's population is considered that it may be above 10.000 exemplary and stable: the nominal race numbers estimated that it may be above the 10.000 birds and stable, the subspecies talautensis It is less numerous with a population of about of 5.000 specimens, and the sinerubris It is thought that it may be around 10.000 exemplary and probably stable.

Distribution of subspecies:

  • Prioniturus platurus platurus

    – The nominal.

  • Prioniturus platurus talautensis

    – (Hartert, E, 1898) Is distributed in the Talaud Islands.

  • Prioniturus platurus sinerubris

    – (Forshaw, 1971) Is distributed in Taliabu and Mangole in the Sula Islands

One of the places where you can see this bird is the Gunung Ambang nature reserve in Sulawesi.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, Although it is estimated that it may be between 10,000 and 20,000 specimens. The species is described as common (pit et to the. 1997).

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

In captivity:

Susceptible to fungal infections.
Rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

- Golden-mantled Racquet-tail, Gold-backed Racquet-tail, Gold-backed Racquet-tailed Parrot, Golden Mantled Racket-tailed Parrot, Golden mantled Racquet tail, Golden-mantled Racket-tail, Golden-mantled Racket-tailed Parrot, Golden-mantled Racquet-tail Parrot, Golden-mantled Racquet-tailed Parrot, Gold-mantled Racket-tail, Gold-mantled Racket-tailed Parrot, Gold-mantled Racquet-tailed Parrot (ingles).
- Palette à manteau d'or, Perroquet à raquette à manteau d'or (francés).
- Goldmantelpapagei (alemán).
- Prioniturus platurus (portugués).
- Lorito Momoto Dorado, Lorito momoto Dorsidorado, Lorito-momoto Dorsidorado (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Prioniturus
- Nombre científico: Prioniturus platurus
- Citation: (Vieillot, 1818)
- Protónimo: Psittacus platurus

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Golden-mantled Racquet-tail (Prioniturus platurus)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – Prioniturus platurus golden mantled racquet tail – Parrot-birds
(2) – “Prioniturus platurus” by John Gould – Gould, John, 1804-1881; Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, 1847-1909: Birds of Asia., Volume 6, London, [2]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail
Prioniturus flavicans

Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail

Description

37 cm.. length.

Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail

The head of the Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail (Prioniturus flavicans) is bright green, brighter around the lores and the base of the bill.

The front of the crown is green, rest of bright blue with red spot in the center crown. Mantle ocher yellow, well delimited from the blue nape the green of the wings and back; Back and rump green. Wings green, with vane Dark internal to the flight feather and blue to primaries longer. green's Underwing coverts; underside of primaries marked dark blue.

Underparts brighter yellowish green, ocher yellow in the chest. Upper, the outer feathers of the tail green with black and turquoise tips on vane outside of the outer feathers; below, the tail Dark, bathed in blue at the edges of the vane inner; spatulas blackish.

Bill horn; the dark brown irises; the gray legs.

Female less blue, no red dot on the crown, the underparts and the mantle, greener and rackets (a thin extension of the central tail feathers, almost as hair, It is ending with a more oval-shaped racket) shorter.

Young without rackets.

  • Sound of the Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail.
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Habitat:

Found in the primary forest usually below the 1,000 m. But times may vary up to the 1.900 m. They are also observed in trees in cultivated areas.

Reproduction:

Little is known of their reproductive habits.

Food:

Birds they feed on the ground, among the plants of lowland and Hill forests, flocking often in fruit trees. They eat slowly along with other frugivorous birds.

Distribution:

Tamaño de su área de distribución (reproductor/residente ): 66.700 km2

Are distributed in the North of Sulawesi, Indonesia and on the Islands around, including BANGKA, Lembeh and Togian. The species also, possibly, It is distributed in groups of Islands Sangir and Banggai. Although its population may be declining due to habitat loss and trade in birds, It is not considered threatened and is still, relatively, common in the reserve Dumoga-Bone. It overlaps, Although it is less common, with the Golden-mantled Racquet-tail.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Near threatened

• Population trend: Decreasing

The population It has been estimated in the order of 45.000 individuals (Walker and Cahill 2000).

It is suspected that this species has diminished recently at a moderately fast pace, due to the continuing loss of forests.

Conservation Actions Proposed:

    – Evaluate the threats to this species. Calculate loss of forests in the lowlands of the North of Sulawesi.
    – Investigate the level of dependency of the forest habitats of the species.
    – Protect effectively important tracts of forest right in key places, both in the areas of strict protection areas of multiple use.
In captivity:

Not found in captivity.

Alternative names:

- Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail, Yellow-breasted Racket-tail, Red Spotted Racket-tailed Parrot, Red-spotted Racket-tailed Parrot, Red-spotted Racquet-tail, Red-spotted Racquet-tail Parrot, Red-spotted Racquet-tailed Parrot, Yellowish breasted Racquet tail, Yellowish-breasted Racket-tail, Yellowish-breasted Racket-tailed Pa, Yellowish-breasted Racquet Tail, Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail, Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tailed P (ingles).
- Palette de Cassin, Perroquet à raquette de Cassin (francés).
- Flaggenschwanzpapagei, Flaggen-Schwanzpapagei (alemán).
- Prioniturus flavicans (portugués).
- Lorito momoto Amarillento, Lorito Momoto Amarillo, Lorito-momoto Amarillento (español).

John Cassin
John Cassin

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Prioniturus
- Nombre científico: Prioniturus flavicans
- Citation: Cassin, 1853
- Protónimo: Prioniturus flavicans

Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail images:

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Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail (Prioniturus flavicans)

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) – By © Simon van der Meulen – Oriental Bird Images
(2) – «Prioniturus flavicans» poor John Gould[1]. Available under the public domain license via Wikimedia Commons.

Sounds: Mike Nelson (Xeno-canto)

Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot
Psittacella madaraszi

Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot

Description

14 cm. length between 34 and 44 g. of weight.

The Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella madaraszi) is very similar to the Modest Tiger-Parrot.

Head brown, slightly paler in the cheeks and ear-coverts because of the light streaks; crown strongly mottled in color yellow, the throat It also shows some pale yellow stains. Mantle and back green, with good dark edges to the feathers; rump with alternation of yellow-green and black. Wings green, marked in blue in curve and along the leading edge; flight feather Blackish with vane Green external, showing a thin yellow margin. Wing feathers light green, underside of flight feather with broadcasting yellow in vane inner. Throat and top of the chest grey-brown; rest of the underparts slightly yellowish-green, paler than upper parts, with the exception of uppertail-coverts red. Upper, the tail green, by down blackish.

Bill grey-blue, White at the tip; irises reddish brown; legs grey.

The female has the head Green with the front of the crown bluish and heavily barred black and orange pink nape. The rest of them upperparts are slightly more barred that in the male, and underparts are of color green uniform, lack of the colour brown of the throat and the top of chest.

The young birds they are similar to females.

Subspecies
  • Psittacella madaraszi major (Rothschild, 1936) – Of approximately 15 cm.. length. The only difference is that it is something most large. The same as the nominal species female.
  • Psittacella madaraszi hallstromi (Mayr and Gilliard, 1951) – Of approximately 14,5 cm.. length. Usually more dark and yellow paths from the back of the head and neck more narrow. Females with the black Crown and broad green bordered Orange will be making them by the back of the head.
  • Psittacella madaraszi huonensis (Mayr and Rand, 1935) – Of 14 cm.. length. It has the Crown of yellowish-brown. Females have the Crown, neck and back green.
Habitat:

The Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot, usually lives below the Modest Tiger-Parrot. The two two species overlap, usually in the Strip between 1.200 and 2.500 m, Although less numerous the of Madarasz.

It inhabits forests, in secondary vegetation and occasionally cleared areas, being particularly fond of the forest of beech Nothofagus.

It is a quiet species, slow and inconspicuous. You are often seen sitting in pairs on the lower floors of forests, making rash calls at sunset.

Reproduction:

Little is known of their reproductive ecology, but they have been observed in breeding conditions in the month June.

Food:

It feeds on seeds, fruit, tough berries and leaves pulp, eat alone or in pairs at different levels within the forest. Have you noticed them is, feeding, in the company of the Painted Tiger-Parrot.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 193.000 km2

New Guinea from the mountains in the center of Irian Jaya, Indonesia, through the central mountains of Papua New Guinea, up to the mountain ranges to the South-East, with an isolated population in the Highlands of the Huon peninsula. The world's population is considered to be more of 50.000 specimens.

Distribution of subspecies:

  • Psittacella madaraszi major (Rothschild, 1936) – present in the West of its range mountains;
  • Psittacella madaraszi hallstromi (Mayr and Gilliard, 1951) – occupies the central mountains of New Guinea;
  • Psittacella madaraszi huonensis (Mayr and Rand, 1935) – is located in the northeast of New Guinea (mountains of the Huon peninsula).
Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, It is estimated in more than 50.000 specimens. The species, According to sources, It very rare in its area of distribution (pit et to the. 1997).

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

In captivity:

Not found in captivity.

Alternative names:

- Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot, Madarasz's Parrot, Madarasz's Tiger Parrot, Madarász's Tiger Parrot, Maderasz's Parrot, Plain-breasted Little Parrot, Plain-breasted Little Tiger-Parrot (ingles).
- Perruche de Madarasz (francés).
- Madaraszpapagei, Madarasz Papagei, Maderaszpapagei, Schuppenkopfpapagei (alemán).
- Psittacella madaraszi (portugués).
- Lorito de Madarasz, Lorito tigre de Madarasz, Lorito-tigre de Madarasz (español).

Scientific classification:

Their scientific and common names commemorating the Hungarian ornithologist Gyula von Madarasz

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Psittacella
- Nombre científico: Psittacella madaraszi
- Citation: Meyer,AB, 1886
- Protónimo: Psittacella madarászi

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Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella madaraszi)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – Photo by © Nancy Bell

Modest Tiger-Parrot
Psittacella modesta

Parrot-Tiger-modest

Description

14 cm.. length between 42 and 43 g. of weight.

The Modest Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella modesta) has the head Brown olive, with indistinct centers yellow to the feathers of the crown and nape. Mantle dark green, with slightly darker edges to feathers; rump with indistinct greenish-yellow and black mix. Uppertail green, with fringe darker. Wings of color green dark marked in blue on the curve.

Yellow wing feathers. Of flight outer feathers blackish edged green in the bases and with fine yellow margins the vane internal and external. Top of the chest Gris-Oliva below the bend of wing, belly paler, opaque green; undertail-coverts red. Upper, the tail dark green; by down blackish.

The bill grey-blue, whitish tip; irises orange; legs bluish grey.

Female alternating the Brown dark and the pink in the chest, flanks alternating the Green and yellow-green.

  • Sound of the Modest Tiger-Parrot.
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Subspecies
  • Psittacella modesta modesta

    (Schlegel, 1871) – Nominal.

  • Psittacella modesta subcollaris

    (Rand, 1941) – Something more dark in General, the collar yellow on the back of the neck is more brilliant and variable, head brown / dark grey.
    The females with the head darker and some with a slight yellow colouring.

  • Psittacella modesta collaris

    (Ogilvie-Grant, 1914) – The neck yellow, irregularly present. Darker hue at the sides of the head.
    The females have mild brands yellow in the part back from the head.

Habitat:

You can find in the humid mountain forest, forest Moss, edges of secondary vegetation and forests, a altitude between 1.200 and 4.000 m (for the most part between 1,700-2,800 Metro).

The Modest Tiger-Parrot is a bird quiet, discreet, quite docile and difficult to observe. It tends to prefer medium or lower forest and seeks its food crawling or jumping slowly at ground level. They only fly short distances when bother them.

Birds are found alone or in pairs, and they feed on seeds and small fruits.

The young birds as females.

Reproduction:

There is no information on the breeding ecology, but a male State of reproduction was observed during the month of June.

Food:

Observed feeding is of small fruits; seeds and pieces of berries DURAS were found in their stomachs.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 65.100 km2

New Guinea in Irian Jaya, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Scattered through the uplands, observed in the Vogelkop mountains (isolated population), and after all 136 ° E latitude, through the central mountain belt, in the central mountain ranges, including the Tari area, the range of Victor Emanuel and the District of Mount Hagen, reaching around of 145 ° E. The range overlaps with the species Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot at a length of 1,200 kilometers along the Cordillera central and where the two species overlap. The Modest Tiger-Parrot is usually found in slightly higher altitudes than the Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot. The world's population is thought to be greater of 50.000 specimens. The species is locally common.

Distribution of subspecies:
  • Psittacella modesta modesta

    (Schlegel, 1871) – Nominal.

  • Psittacella modesta subcollaris

    (Rand, 1941) – extends from North of the Maoke mountains to the Montes Hindenburg;

  • Psittacella modesta collaris

    (Ogilvie-Grant, 1914) – is located to the South of the Maoke mountains.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, Although deemed superior to the 50.000 specimens. The species is reported as locally common (pit et to the. 1997).

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

In captivity:

Not found in poultry.

Alternative names:

- Modest Tiger-Parrot, Barred Little Parrot, Barred Little Tiger-Parrot, Modest Parrot, Modest Tiger Parrot (ingles).
- Perruche modeste, Perruche olive (francés).
- Olivpapagei, Oliv-Papagei (alemán).
- Psittacella modesta (portugués).
- Lorito Modesto, Lorito tigre Modesto, Lorito-tigre Modesto (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Psittacella
- Nombre científico: Psittacella modesta
- Citation: Schlegel, 1871
- Protónimo: Psitacella [sic] modesta

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Modest Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella modesta)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – By © Wong Tsu Shi – Sooty-headed bulbul

Sounds: Patrik Aberg (Xeno-canto)

Painted Tiger-Parrot
Psittacella picta

Painted Tiger-Parrot

Description

19 cm.. length and a weight between 48 and 60 g..

In adults of the Painted Tiger-Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), the head is predominantly Brown, but the colors of the top they are bright and warm, While the cheeks they are more off and more grey. A collar Yellow Strait decorates the neck. The plumage is green with black stripes. Rump and uppertail-coverts red. The wings They show a green with yellow stripes on the external threads and the flight feather. The underparts is yellowish-green.

The chin is brown, the upper part of the chest It has a central patch of blue. The coverts are orange-red. The rest of them underparts are a green medium, slightly clearer that the upperparts. The upper part of the tail is dark green. The bottom of the tail is blackish grey.

The bill is light grey and blue color with a white tip. The irises are reddish orange, the legs dark gray.

The collar Yellow is absent in the female. The cheeks they are dyed blue. The chest black and yellow colors absent. In the upperparts abounds over the scratched.

The immature they are similar to females.

  • Sound of the Painted Tiger-Parrot.
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Distribution 3 subspecies
  • Psittacella picta picta

    (Rothschild, 1896) – Nominal.

  • Psittacella picta lorentzi

    – (Victoria, 1910) Adults as the nominal species but the crown and the surroundings are color marron-oliva; cheeks teal, with a green darker in ear-coverts; rump and uppertail-coverts greenish yellow striped with black.

  • Psittacella picta excelsa

    – (Mayr & Gilliard, 1951) Males as the nominal, but the Crown is colored bright marron-oliva. The female is like the female of the nominal species but with the head color glossy marron-oliva; the throat and cheeks heavily washed in blue.

Habitat:

The Painted Tiger-Parrot they live in the mountains, in forest areas where can be seen especially at edges and clearings. They are also found in the moss-covered forests, the secondary forest, and in the thickets of Alpine and subalpine areas. These birds can be downloaded at 1.370 m. In the southeast of its distribution area, they tend to be distributed at lower altitudes than in other places. However, their preferred Habitat is between the 2.400 and 4.000 m, just above the Brehm's Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella brehmii).

The birds are generally quiet, but not shy, and move individually, in pairs or in groups of up to six members; It has been observed feeding on groups, mixed with the Madarasz's Tiger-Parrot. They often feed in low bushes or on the ground.

Reproduction:

Little is known of the ecology of the species and the only information about the reproductive behavior is that in terms of breeding birds have been observed in the months of June and August.

Food:

The diet It includes seeds, berries and fruit of conifers Dacrydium.

Distribution:

Endemic to the central band of the mountain of New Guinea. Restricted to the high montane forests, from the West of the Maoke through the central mountains, including the Tari region, about Kandep, Mount Hagen, Monte, Kubor up to the Owen Stanley mountain range in the Southeast. The world's population is believed to be superior to the 100.000 specimens.

Distribution 3 subspecies:
  • Psittacella picta picta

    (Rothschild, 1896) – Nominal.

  • Psittacella picta lorentzi

    – It is located on the westernmost stretch (Sudirman mountains).

  • Psittacella picta excelsa

    – Occupied the mountains Central of Papua New Guinea.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Unrecognized

According to “The World Parrot Trust“, in accordance with Tony Juniper, the world's population is superior to 100 000 individuals.

According to the Manual, This species, Although relatively dispersed, It may be locally common. Despite its small extension, is classified as “least concern” by ornithological organizations.

In captivity:

Not found in poultry.

Alternative names:


- Painted Tiger-Parrot, Painted Parrot, Painted Tiger Parrot, Timberline Parrot, Timberline Tiger-Parrot (ingles).
- Perruche peinte (francés).
- Braunscheitelpapagei, Braunscheitel-Papagei (alemán).
- Psittacella picta (portugués).
- Lorito Pintado, Lorito tigre Pintado, Lorito-tigre Pintado (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Psittacella
- Nombre científico: Psittacella picta
- Citation: Rothschild, 1896
- Protónimo: Psittacella picta

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Painted Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella picta)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – Psittacella picta near Lake Habbema – BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD

Sounds: Hans Matheve (Xeno-canto)

Brehm's Tiger-Parrot
Psittacella brehmii


Brehm's Tiger-Parrot

Description

24 cm. length and a weight between 94 and 120 g..

The head of the Brehm's Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella brehmii) is marron-oliva. The neck It is colored with black and green bars. The front and sides of the neck they are surrounded by a bright yellow stripe. The chest It is slightly striped in green and black colors.

The center of the back is very green and it integrates perfectly, with yellow and black striped, the area of the rump. Black fusion is absent from yellowish green to the extent lumbar and Hip. Wings they are a dark green color with dark edges in the covered medium-sized. The flight feather are blackish with vane a thin border beige and green external. The curvature of the wing is Bluestone. Wing feathers green.

The underparts are green, totally opaque, except the undertail-coverts that are of color red Scarlet. The bottom of the tail is green, greyish black down.

The bill It is brownish grey with lighter edges and a white tip. The irises is reddish orange. The legs are grey green.

The female lacks the yellow Crescent on the front of the neck. The chest listed in green and black.

Youth with the colors green and yellow absent from the chest area. Coverts of the tail of color orange tinged with tips yellow. The bill pale.

  • Sound of the Brehm's Tiger-Parrot.
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Subspecies description
  • Psittacella brehmii brehmii

    : The nominal.

  • Psittacella brehmii intermixta

    : Its underparts and back listing are more yellowish green tones, and larger.

  • Psittacella brehmii pallida

    : As the nominal but with narrower peak.

  • Psittacella brehmii harterti

    : It is clearer and less yellowish green head. Is smaller.

Habitat:

Are observed in the montane forest, including Podocarpus, beech forests of Nothofagus and edge of forests, mainly from 1.500 metres to the 2.600 m, ends in 1.100 and 3.800 m.

The Brehm's Tiger-Parrot is distributed primarily at altitudes below the habitat of the Painted Tiger-Parrot, but there is an area in which are sympatric latitudinally, and is between 2.500 and 3.000 m. Birds are often found individually or in small groups and allow an approximation.

You spend much time below the canopy or even close plants feeding on seeds and berries (including conifer and Podocarpus), Although also found in levels higher in the forest. Move slowly, often using his beak to balance and sometimes you can stay still. They only make short flights, never flying above the canopy.

Reproduction:

Little is known of nesting behavior, but two nestlings were observed in a nest during the month of June.

Food:

Diet includes seeds, berries of conifers and Podocarpus.

Distribution:

The Brehm's Tiger-Parrot they are endemic in New Guinea, where often live almost exclusively in mountain areas. Its range is divided into three isolated populations, an in Vogelkop, West Papua, the second in all the central and South-Eastern Highlands of New Guinea and the third in the mountains of the Huon peninsula (the Painted Tiger-Parrot is absent and the Parrot Brehm Tiger is observed at altitudes higher than usual). The species is widespread, but generally uncommon; the world's population is believed to be superior to 100.000 specimens.

Distribution of subspecies
  • Psittacella brehmii brehmii

    : The nominal.

  • Psittacella brehmii intermixta

    : Is located in the central mountains of New Guinea.

  • Psittacella brehmii pallida

    : Of the mountains of the southeast of New Guinea.

  • Psittacella brehmii harterti

    : Occupies the Huon peninsula (to the northeast of New Guinea).

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, It is believed that it is superior to 100.000 specimens.

The species, According to sources, is fairly common and widespread (pit et to the. 1997).

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

In captivity:

It is not a bird for the lovers of the aviaries since their mortality rate in captivity is very high.

Alternative names:

- Brehm's Tiger-Parrot, Brehm's Parrot, Brehm's Tiger Parrot (ingles).
- Perruche de Brehm (francés).
- Brehmpapagei, Brehm Papagei, Brehm-Papagei (alemán).
- Psittacella brehmii (portugués).
- Lorito de Brehm, Lorito tigre de Brehm, Lorito-tigre de Brehm (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Psittacella
- Nombre científico: Psittacella brehmii
- Citation: Schlegel, 1871
- Protónimo: Psittacella Brehmii

Brehm's Tiger-Parrot images :

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Brehm's Tiger-Parrot (Psittacella brehmii)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – By Jerry Oldenettel, on Flickr – Flickr
(2) – “Psittacella brehmii” by markaharper1Brehm’ s Tiger-Parrot. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(3) – Lateral view of a male perched near the feeding table by Mikko Pyhälä – Mikko Pyhälä – Lynx
(4) – Male feeding at the bird feeder by David Cook Wildlife Photography – Lynx
(5) – By © Jerry Oldenettel – inaturalist

Sounds: Marc Anderson (Xeno-canto)

Singing Parrot
Geoffroyus heteroclitus

Parrot Heteroclito

Description

25 cm.. length and a weight between 160 and 195 g..

The Singing Parrot (Geoffroyus heteroclitus) they have the head bright pale yellow.

A band Large blue-gray adorns the back of neck and gradually it fades in green on the the mantle. The throat is bluish grey. All the upperparts are light green. The median stained reddish brown. You can see the pale yellow stripes on the innerwebs of the flight feather. The underparts is bright blue. Upper chest is blue-gray, which contrasts with the rest of the underparts, that are of a much lighter green back. The upper part of the tail is green. The bottom of the tail is grey, but with a slight yellow color in the outerweb external feathers tail.

The upper mandible is of color yellow pale, the dark gray lower mandible. The irises are yellow, the legs gray-green.

The sexes are dimorphic. The female has a bill totally dark. Yellow beginning of the head and neck greenish blue are away. In its place, the top It is gray and cheeks They are brownish green.

Immature show greener on the head than females. Its bill is paler and its irises Dark.

  • Sound of the Singing Parrot.
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Description 2 subspecies
  • Geoffroyus heteroclitus heteroclitus

    (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841) – The nominal.

  • Geoffroyus heteroclitus hyacinthinus

    (Mayr, 1931) – Males have neck gray violáceo.

Habitat:

The Singing Parrot they frequent humid lowlands, undisturbed, Hills generally below and of the 600 meters up to a maximum of 1.760 meters in the South of New Ireland . They are also partially cleared areas, at the edge of forests, in stands of trees in regeneration and in gardens.

Birds, often, they are heard when they make calls from the exposed or isolated trees, or view flying rapidly above the canopy.

They are alone, in pairs, or having relationships in small groups. There have been next to the Cardinal Lory and Duchess Lorikeet in Bougainville. They are often quiet and difficult to detect when they remain perched among the dense foliage.

Reproduction:

The nest is a hole dug by the female in a dead tree stump or rotten, but nothing more is known about the breeding ecology of the species.

Food:

The diet It includes seeds, fruit, flowers and buds.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 576.000 km2

The Singing Parrot They are endemic Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Islands. These birds are found in the following Islands: Umboi, New Britain, Lolobau, Duke of York, New Ireland, New Hanover, Tabar, Lihir, Buka, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea). It can also be seen in Choiseul, Santa Isabel, San Jorge, Malaita, New Georgia, Guadalcanal and all the little Islands Rennell (Solomon Islands).

Distribution 2 subspecies:
  • Geoffroyus heteroclitus heteroclitus

    (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841) – The nominal.

  • Geoffroyus heteroclitus hyacinthinus

    (Mayr, 1931) – Present only in the Rennell island.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern.

• Population trend: Stable.

The world population it is generally estimated at just less than 100.000 specimens.

The subspecies that lives in Rennell Island is between 5.000 and 20.000 birds.

The Singing Parrot It suffers from the degradation of habitat throughout its area of distribution, but is not in danger.

In captivity:

Extremely shy and susceptible; they may die suddenly without discernible cause, possibly due to stress and improper diet.

Not commonly found in poultry.

Alternative names:

- Singing Parrot, Song Parrot (ingles).
- Perruche hétéroclite, Eclectus hétéroclite, Éclectus hétéroclite (francés).
- Bismarckpapagei (alemán).
- Geoffroyus heteroclitus (portugués).
- Lorito Cantor, Lorito Heteróclito (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Geoffroyus
- Nombre científico: Geoffroyus heteroclitus
- Citation: (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
- Protónimo: Psittacus Geoffroyi heteroclitus

Images:

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Singing Parrot (Geoffroyus heteroclitus)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – Birds-pet-wallpapers

Sounds: Mark Todd (Xeno-canto)

Blue-collared Parrot
Geoffroyus simplex


Blue-collared Parrot

Description

23-25 cm.. length and around 161 g. of weight.

The Blue-collared Parrot (Geoffroyus simplex), they have the head green, more pale and more yellowish in the chin and lower cheeks, with a collar weak but clearly identified blue across the top of the chest and rear of the neck. The upperparts are blackish Green. Curve of the wings yellow; patch Brown in medium-sized inner cover; greater coverts with yellowish green trim; flight feather Black with green in the vane outer; pale line along the inside edge of the ends of the wings closed, formed by yellow tipping in the vane inmates of the flight feather. Underwing coverts and axillary, blue. Ventral pale, more yellowish green than the upper parts. Upper, the tail green; undertail, yellowish.

Bill greyish black; Iris White pale yellowish; legs gray-green.

The females they lack the collar Blue males but have a little blue on the back of the crown.

  • Sound of the Blue-collared Parrot.
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Subspecies
  • Geoffroyus simplex simplex (Meyer, AB, 1874): The nominal.
  • Geoffroyus simplex buergersi (Neumann, 1922): It measures each 25 cm in length and has purplish blue collar more extensive. Coverts of the wings with Violet Blue. Females have Violet Blue Underwing.
Habitat:

The species is distributed mainly among the wet hills and mid-mountain forests, along its edges and areas of secondary growth between 500 and 2.500 meters above sea level, being more frequent among the 800 and 1.900 m. Variations in food supply can lead to birds at elevations lower than normal (even at altitudes near sea level).

The Blue-collared Parrot they are shy and difficult to detect when they are perched in the trees. Large flocks of birds, of up 200 specimens, they can be seen and heard flying above the treetops.

The species tends to form large groups with the Red-checked Parrot, Although sometimes single birds are, in pairs or in small groups.

Reproduction:

Little is known of the ecology of breeding. A nest dug with three young was found in mid-January to nine metres in height, close to the top of a stump. The entrance was of 80 mm in diameter, and the gap between 200 mm and 400 mm deep. Nesting is also reported in October.

Food:

The Parrot Acollarado quietly feed in the canopy of seeds, fruit, berries and nectar. They are particularly fond of the seeds of (Castanopis and Oaks Lithocarpus).

Distribution:

New Guinea, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, with an isolated population in the Doberai peninsula, from Tamrau to Mountains Parotia. The main population is distributed through the central highlands, absent from the higher central areas, But coming to the Owen Stanley mountain range at the end of this. Generally common, but the difficulty of detection makes these less abundant parecezcan birds.

Distribution of subspecies:

  • Geoffroyus simplex simplex (Meyer, AB, 1874): The nominal.
  • Geoffroyus simplex buergersi (Neumann, 1922): Mountains of New Guinea, except Vogelkop peninsula.
Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern.

•Tendencia of the population: Stable.

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, Although estimated at more of 50.000 specimens. The species, According to sources, It is usually rather limited to fairly common (pit et to the. 1997).

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

In captivity:

Rare.

Alternative names:

- Blue-collared Parrot, Blue collared Parrot, Lilac-Collared Parrot, Simple Parrot (ingles).
- Perruche à col bleu, Eclectus à col bleu, Éclectus à col bleu (francés).
- Blauhalspapagei (alemán).
- Geoffroyus simplex (portugués).
- Lorito Acollarado, Lorito Acollorado, Lorito de Collar (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Geoffroyus
- Nombre científico: Geoffroyus simplex
- Citation: (Meyer,AB, 1874)
- Protónimo: Pionias simplex

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Blue-collared Parrot (Geoffroyus simplex)

Sources:

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

Sounds: Phil Gregory (Xeno-canto)

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