Kākāpō: Flightless Parrot From New Zealand

Read the amazing story of the kākāpō: the only flightless parrot in the world whose population has come back from the brink of extinction due to the tireless efforts of conservationists. Kākāpō is an unusual species of parrot. In fact, kākāpō is a parrot that defies all the laws of parrots – flightless, nocturnal, large … Read more

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Parrot Species by Country

Parrot Information … Index of Non-Parrot Bird Species This index is separated by country listing only the major groups/species. However, links to comprehensive listings for each continent / locality are also provided. Parrots found in North, Central and South Americans and Caribbean Islands (New World) Includes: Amazon Parrots, Barraband’s Parrots, Brotogeris, Caiques, Pionus, Canary-winged Parakeets, … Read more

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

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

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

Red-cheeked Parrots

The Red-cheeked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi) is found in Australia, Indonesia – specifically Timor (province East Nusa Tenggara) and Wetar Islands (province Maluku) in the Lesser Sunda Islands, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Listing of … Read more

Racket-tailed Parrots

The genus Prioniturus contains nine parrot species found in the Philippines and Indonesia. Description: Racket-tailed parrots are easily distinguished from all other parrots by their elongated central tail feathers with the bare shaft and spatula at the end (please refer to drawing to the right).. Overall the plumage is green with more or less blue … Read more