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Blue-collared Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Geoffroyus simplex


22 cm (8¾ in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Yellowish-green underparts
  • Yellow wing bend
  • Blue underwing-coverts
  • Black bill
  • Pale yellow iris

Male: Greyish-blue collar round the neck
Female: Blue on rear crown
Juvenile: lacks blue colouration and has a paler bill


Australasia: found in New Guinea.



Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • G. s. simplex:
  • G. s. buergersi:


Humid hill oak forests between 800-1900m.



Their diet consists mostly of beech and oak seeds.


They use a hole in a tree about 10 m up. One recorded nest had 3 young.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2018)
  3. Wikipedia

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