Geelvink pygmy parrot
|Geelvink pygmy parrot|
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.
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.
It feeds on lichen, fungi, seeds, fruits, flowers, insects and their larvae.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Micropsitta geelvinkiana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Geelvink pygmy parrot (Micropsitta geelvinkiana) | Parrot Encyclopedia
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