Blue-collared Parrot
Geoffroyus simplex

Blue-collared Parrot



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.


  • 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.


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.


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.


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).


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.



• 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.

"Blue-collared Parrot" in captivity:


Alternative names:

Blue-collared Parrot, Blue collared Parrot, Lilac-Collared Parrot, Simple Parrot (English).
Perruche à col bleu, Eclectus à col bleu, Éclectus à col bleu (French).
Blauhalspapagei (German).
Geoffroyus simplex (Portuguese).
Lorito Acollarado, Lorito Acollorado, Lorito de Collar (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Geoffroyus
Scientific name: Geoffroyus simplex
Citation: (Meyer,AB, 1874)
Protonimo: Pionias simplex

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“Blue-collared Parrot” (Geoffroyus simplex)


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