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Mount Austen, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 2 April 2024
Micropsitta finschii



Australasia: found on islands around Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Solomon Islands and New Georgia.



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • M. f. viridifrons:
  • Bismarck Archipelago (New Hanover, New Ireland and Lihir Group)
  • M. f. nanina:
  • M. f. tristrami:
  • Vella Lavella, Kulambangra, Rendova and adj. Solomon Islands
  • M. f. aolae:
  • East-central Solomon Islands (Russel Is., Guadalcanal and Malaita)
  • M. f. finschii:
  • South-eastern Solomon Islands (Ugi, San Cristóbal and Rennell)




  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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