Psittacella / Tiger Parrots

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As Modest Parrots (modesta), but generally slightly darker; more disinct yellow collar to nape; head and throat dark greyish-brown.

Female as modesta, but with darker head; some birds with variable yellowish tinge to nape.

These parrots average 5.5 inches or 14 cm in length.



They can be found in the northern slopes of Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea, Central Papua New GuineaNote: birds from Mount Hagen and Mount Giluwe possibly belong to an as yet undescribed subspecies … CITES II – Endangered Species


Species Names:

Scientific: Psittacella modesta subcollaris … English: Rand’s Modest Parrot … Dutch: Rands Tijgerparkiet … German: Rands Bindensittich … French: Psittacelle à petit collet jaune de Modest

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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