Aprosmictus: Red-winged Parrots – Species / Sub-species


Blood-winged Parakeets: Please refer to Red-winged Parrots 

Crimson-winged Parakeets: Please refer to Red-winged Parrots 

New Guinea Red-winged Parrots:

Distribution: Coastal areas from southern New Guinea, northern Australia and a few offshore islands

Description: As Red-winged Parrots (erythropterus) featured above, but crown and back of head strongly washed with blue; back and shoulder feathers slightly tinged with green; plumage generally paler; slightly smaller. Female with duller plumage than erythropterus female, particularly on wings and upper back. … Length: 30 cm (12 ins); wing 175 – 199 mm (6.9 – 7.8 ins)

Species: Scientific: Aprosmictus erythropterus coccineopterus … English: New Guinea Red-winged Parrot … Dutch: Nieuw Guinea Roodvleugelparkiet … German: Neuguinea Rotflügelsittich … French: Platycerque écarlates … CITES II – Endangered 

Papuan Red-winged Parrots:

Distribution: Coastral southern New Guinea, Western New Guinea, Papua

Species: Scientific: Aprosmictus erythropterus papua … English: Papuan Red-winged Parrot … Dutch: Papua Roodvleugelparkiet … German: Papua Rotflügelsittich … French: Platycerque de Papoea … CITES II – Endangered 

Red-winged Lory: Please refer to Red-winged Parrots 

Timor Red-winged Parrots:

Description: Yellowish-green; back green with slight bluish tinge; lower back and rump bright blue; bend of wing blue; lesser wing-coverts and inner median wing-coverts yellow with light greenish tinge; outer median wing-coverts and greater wing-coverts red; remainder of wing green; under wing-coverts yellowish-green; tail upperside green with greenish-yellow tip; underside dark grey with yellow tips and edging to inner webs; bill orange with yellow tip; iris orange; feet grey. Female as male, but with bluish tinge to back; bend of wing green; iris slightly darker. Immatures as female, but lesser and inner median wing-coverts greenish; iris brown; adult plumage at 18 months. … Length: 35 cm (14 ins)

Distribution: Timor and nearby Roti Island Timor Red-winged Parrot

Species: Scientific: Aprosmictus jonquillaceus jonquillaceus … English: Timor Red-winged Parrot … Dutch: Timorese Roodvleugelparkiet … German: Timor Rotflügelsittich … French: Platycerque erythroptère de Timor … CITES II – Endangered 

Wetar Red-winged Parrots:

Distribution: Wetar Island (Maluku Province), Indonesia.

Description: As Timor Red-winged Parrots (jonquillaceus), but lesser and inner median wing-coverts green with slight yellowish tinge; greater wing-coverts less red; slightly smaller. Female as jonquillaceus female, but upper wing-coverts darker green. … Length: 34 cm (13.5ins)

Species: Scientific: Aprosmictus jonquillaceus wetterensis … English: Wetar Red-winged Parrot … Dutch: Wetar Roodvleugelparkiet … German: Wetar Rotflügelsittich … French: Platycerque erythroptère de Wettar … CITES II – Endangered

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