Geelvink pygmy parrot

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Geelvink pygmy parrot
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Micropsittini
Genus: Micropsitta
Species: M. geelvinkiana
Binomial name
Micropsitta geelvinkiana
(Schlegel, 1871)

The Geelvink pygmy parrot (Micropsitta geelvinkiana) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae endemic to Biak and Numfoor islands in Western New Guinea. The name Geelvink comes from a Dutch ship and family called Geelvinck. It has two subspecies; the nominate occurs on Numfor, and M. g. misoriensis on Biak.

Description[edit]

It has a brown head, blue ear covert, yellow breast, green body and blue tail. It has red eyes. The female has less brown than the male.[2]

Diet[edit]

It feeds on lichen, fungi, seeds, fruits, flowers, insects and their larvae.

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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