New Caledonian parakeet

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New Caledonian parakeet
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Cyanoramphus
Species:
C. saisseti
Binomial name
Cyanoramphus saisseti

The New Caledonian parakeet (Cyanoramphus saisseti) [1] or New Caledonian red-crowned parakeet, is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to New Caledonia. The species was once considered to be conspecific with the red-fronted parakeet of New Zealand but is now considered a full species and is known to be the basal species in the genus Cyanoramphus, which had its origins in New Caledonia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Verreaux, Jules; O des Murs (1860). "Description d'oiseaux nouveaux de la Novelle-Caledonie et indication dex especes deja connues de ce pays". Revue et magasin de zoologie pure et appliquée: 383–396.
  • Boon, W, Daugherty C & Chambers, G (2001) The Norfolk Island Green Parakeet and New Caledonian Red-crowned Parakeet are distinct species. Emu 101 113-121