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Cyanoramphus malherbi
Photo by dave44


22.5 cm. Green, pale and yellow below and with an olive tone to the breast. The wings have blue outer primaries and yellow linings, tail is tipped with blue. Blue crown, orange forehead, bare yellow eye-ring, yellow iris and white bill. Young birds are similar to the adults, but with much less orange on the forehead.


New Zealand



Forest, open woodland, savanna.


The 3-5 white eggs are laid in an unlined nest cavity.

Diet includes seeds, flowers and fruits including figs.

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