Salvadori's fig parrot

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Salvadori's fig parrot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Cyclopsittini
Genus: Psittaculirostris
Species: P. salvadorii
Binomial name
Psittaculirostris salvadorii
(Oustalet, 1880)

Salvadori's fig parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae endemic to the northern part of the Papua province in Indonesia. It is found in and near humid lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

Description[edit]

These birds are sexually dimorphic. The male of the species has an orange breast patch and yellow cheeks, while the female has a pale blue breast patch and greenish-yellow cheeks. The juveniles of the species all resemble females until adult plumage begins to grow in.

Diet[edit]

Salvadori's fig parrot is a frugivore; the diet consists mainly of figs and other fruit.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Loriinae.com - Species Profile
  • World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia - Species Profiles
  • [2] - YouTube video of a captive pet Fig Parrot with a scissor beak deformity.