Macleay’s Fig-Parrots or Red-browed Fig-Parrots

The Macleay’s Fig-Parrots, Red-browed Fig-Parrots or Red-browed Double-eyed Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana) is found in good numbers in coastal Australia of Northern Queensland – specifically its range stretches from Cooktown to Paluma in the north.

They are usually seen in pairs or in a flock of a few individuals. They tend to fly in a quick and direct manner. Their eggs are laid in holes in dead trees.


The plumage is generally green. Both sexes have a red forehead, but the males also have a red cheek patch, while the females’ are usually yellow.

Similar Species:

Macleay's Fig-Parrot


Genus: Scientific: Cyclopsitta … English: Fig-Parrot … Dutch: Bontkopdwergpapegaaien … German: Buntkopfzwergpapageien … French: Lorillet

Species: Scientific: Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana aka Opopsitta diophthalma macleayana … English: Macleay’s Fig-Parrots or Red-browned Fig-Parrot … Dutch: Roodbruine Maskerdwergpapegaai … German: Diadem Maskenzwergpapagei … French: Lorillet à sourcil rouge double oeil …

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