Shining parrot

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Shining parrots
Red Shining-parrot.jpg
Red shining parrot
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Prosopeia
Bonaparte, 1854

The shining parrots, Prosopeia, are a genus of parrots (family Psittaculidae).

The genus is endemic to the islands of Fiji, although one species, the maroon shining parrot, has been introduced to Tonga. The three species are also sometimes known as musk parrots.

The shining-parrots have long tails, a languid crow-like flight and very bright plumage.


It contains the following species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Stavenn Prosopeia personata.jpg Prosopeia personata Masked shining parrot Viti Levu in Fiji
Prosopeia tabuensis tabuensis-3.jpg Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon shining parrot Fiji and Tonga
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.AVES.184 - Prosopeia splendens Peale, 1848 - Psittacidae - skin specimen.jpeg Prosopeia splendens Crimson shining parrot Fiji

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