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Photo © by Joe H
Solomon Islands, 2011
Pseudeos cardinalis

Chalcopsitta cardinalis



  • Bright red plumage
  • Darker red back and wings
  • Red-orange bill
  • Grey skin round eyes
  • Grey legs
  • Black feet


Australasia: found in the lowlands of Solomon Islands and Bismarck Archipelago.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Placed in genus Pseudeos[2] by Gill and Donsker.


Mangroves and lowland forests.



The diet includes fruit.


The eggs are white and are incubated by the female.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Wikipedia

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