Bluebonnet (bird)

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Northiella
Northiella haematogaster -Cocoparra National Park-8.jpg
Eastern bluebonnet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Northiella
Mathews, 1912
Species

Two; see text

The term bluebonnet refers to the two species of Australian parrots in the genus Northiella. The genus name honours Australian ornithologist Alfred John North.

Species[edit]

The genus includes the following two species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Bluebonnet-back.jpg Northiella haematogaster Eastern bluebonnet Australia
Northiella narethae Naretha bluebonnet southeastern Western Australia to southwestern South Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill F. and Donsker D. (eds), Family Psittaculidae, in IOC World Bird Names (ver 6.2), International Ornithologists’ Union, 2016. URL Retrieved 9 June 2016.