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Paradise Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Skull t.png The species Paradise Parrot is extinct.
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Alternative name: Paradise Parakeet

Psephotus pulcherrimus

Identification

Extinct. Medium-sized parrot, plumage a mixture of turquoise, aqua, scarlet, black and brown; long tail.

Distribution

Queensland - New South Wales border area of Australia.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Behaviour

Nests were made in hollowed-out termite mounds.

Diet was grass seeds.

References

  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/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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