Red Shining Parrots

The Red Shining-parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) is endemic to the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji. Most populations exist in or near the forests on the islands of Kadavu and Ono. This parrot species was also introduced to southern Tonga – specifically Eua and Tongatapu Islands. Its favored habitats include subtropical or tropical moist … Read more

Pygmy Parrots

The Pygmy Parrots of the subfamily Micropsittinae all belong to the genus Micropsitta. They are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and nearby islands.They are the smallest members of the parrot family. Pygmy Parrots are the smallest parrots in the world; followed by the Asian Hanging Parrots, the Fig Parrots (from Australia and … Read more

Ouvean Parakeets

The Uvea Parakeet is a parrot found on the island of Ouvea in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. It once ranged across other Loyalty Islands, but attempts to reintroduce this species to Lifou in 1925 and 1963 failed, as the reintroduced birds simply flew back to Ouvea. This being said, nesting success on Lifou is unlikely unless the … Read more

Modest Parrots

The Modest Parrot (Psittacella modesta) is native to New Guinea, the mountains of Vogelkop Peninsula, Irian Jaya, in Indonesia, where they are uncommon, but widely distributed through its range. Their habitat includes montane forest areas, edges of forests and tall secondary vegetation between 1,700 and 2,800 m (4,300 and 9,300 ft). These rare and shy … Read more

Masked Shining Parrots

The Masked Shining Parrot (Prosopeia personata) is known by a variety of names – including Yellow-breasted Shining Parrot, Masked Musk-Parrot, Perruche Masquée, or Papagayo Enmascarado. The Masked Shining Parrot is the only larger native parrot on the island of Viti Levu. However, there are some small numbers of naturalized, similar-sized Crimson Shining-parrot (P. splendens) from Kadavu … Read more

Horned Parakeets

The Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) is endemic to New Caledonia. Its preferred habitat includes the humid pine forests on the island of New Caledonia, favoring areas where they can find Agathis and Araucaria pine trees. They live in pairs or small flocks and forage for seeds and nuts in the canopy. Sub-species Uvea Parakeets or … Read more

Green-winged King Parrots

The Green-winged King Parrot or Papuan King Parrot (Alisterus chloropterus chloropterus) are endemic to northeastern New Guinea west to Huon Peninsula and in the south to Hall Sound, Papua. This Genus has occasionally been lumped with the Red-winged Parrots (Aprosmictus). It forms a super-species with the Amboina or Amboyna King (Alisterus amboinensis). Three subspecies are … Read more

Geoffroyus: Red-cheeked or Long-winged Parrots

Geoffroyus: Red-cheeked or Long-winged Parrots, here at Beauty of Birds you will get all the information like origin, description, photos, pets, training, breeding and care about Geoffroyus. Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi) – Nominate Form Aru-Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi aruensis) Blue-necked Red-cheeked Parrots aka Gilolo Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi cyanicollis) Rossel Island Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi … Read more

Brehm’s Parrots

Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Psittacella brehmii, is also known as Brehm’s Ground Parrot and is found in the highlands of New Guinea, generally from 1,500-2,600m (but up to 1,100-3,800m). These parrots are usually found singly or in pairs. These generally shy birds are quite approachable when feeding, but are usually difficult to detect in trees and … Read more

Blue-collared Parrots

The Simple Parrot (Geoffroyus simplex), also known as Blue-collared Parrot, is native to Arfak and Tamrau Mountains on Vogelkop Peninsula, Irian Jaya in Indonesia. Species: Description: The Blue-collared Parrot aka Simple Parrot averages ~8.5 inches (22 to 23 cm) in length (from head to tip of the tail) and weighs ~ 6.8 oz (195 g). … Read more