Yellow-capped pygmy parrot
|Yellow-capped pygmy parrot|
|Female; illustration by Keulemans|
The yellow-capped pygmy parrot (Micropsitta keiensis) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. Like many parrots, this pygmy parrot is affectionate to its mate. It is currently unknown if they remain monogamous for life like many bigger parrots because of their isolated location, which is difficult to reach.
Both genders are green, have a yellow crown and undertail coverts, blue central tail feathers and brown eyes. It has three subspecies, the nominate, M. k. chloroxantha and M. k. viridipectus.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Micropsitta keiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot (Microspsitta kinensis) | Parrot Encyclopedia
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