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Horned Parakeet 3487 Copyright TP ONG.JPG
Horned parakeet (E. cornutus)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Eunymphicus
J.L. Peters, 1937

Eunymphicus is a genus of parrot in the family Psittaculidae.[1] The genus is endemic to New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, and is closely related to the Cyanoramphus parakeets of Oceania.


The genus contains two species:[1][2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Horned Parakeet 3487 Copyright TP ONG.JPG Eunymphicus cornutus Horned parakeet New Caledonia
Perruche d'Ouvéa parc forestier Nouméa.JPG Eunymphicus uvaeensis Ouvea parakeet Ouvéa, Loyalty Islands
Horned parakeet, Nymphicus cornutus (above) and Ouvea parakeet, Nymphicus uvaensis (below)


  1. ^ a b GILL, F.; DONSKER, D. (Eds.) (2013). Parrots. IOC World Bird List (v.4.2).
  2. ^ Zoonomen Nomenclatural data (2013) Alan P. Peterson. Psittaciformes. Retrieved 25 June 2014