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Family: Psittaculidae


Old World Parrots. Most are very colourful and are often kept in captivity. Therefore some species are threatened by pet trade or even at the brink of extinction. In Australia the number of species is the highest, but they are also found in tropical Africa and South-east Asia.


Psittaculidae is a Family in the Order Psittaciformes.
It was formerly included in the family Psittacidae.

Family Psittaculidae viewedit

Genus Psittrichas viewedit
P. fulgidus Pesquet's Parrot

Genus Coracopsis viewedit
C. vasa Greater Vasa Parrot
C. nigra Lesser Vasa Parrot
C. sibilans Comoro Black Parrot
C. barklyi Seychelles Black Parrot

Genus Micropsitta viewedit
M. keiensis Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot
M. geelvinkiana Geelvink Pygmy Parrot
M. pusio Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot
M. bruijnii Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot
M. meeki Meek's Pygmy Parrot
M. finschii Finsch's Pygmy Parrot

Genus Polytelis viewedit
P. swainsonii Superb Parrot
P. anthopeplus Regent Parrot
P. alexandrae Princess Parrot

Genus Alisterus viewedit
A. scapularis Australian King Parrot
A. amboinensis Moluccan King Parrot
A. chloropterus Papuan King Parrot

Genus Aprosmictus viewedit
A. jonquillaceus Jonquil Parrot
A. erythropterus Red-winged Parrot

Genus Prioniturus viewedit
P. mada Buru Racquet-tail
P. platurus Golden-mantled Racquet-tail
P. waterstradti Mindanao Racquet-tail
P. montanus Luzon Racquet-tail
P. platenae Blue-headed Racquet-tail
P. mindorensis Mindoro Racquet-tail
P. verticalis Blue-winged Racquet-tail
P. flavicans Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail
P. luconensis Green Racquet-tail
P. discurus Blue-crowned Racquet-tail

Genus Eclectus viewedit
E. roratus Moluccan Eclectus
E. cornelia Sumba Eclectus
E. riedeli Tanimbar Eclectus
E. polychloros Papuan Eclectus
Skull t.png E. infectus
Oceanic Eclectus Skull t.png

Genus Geoffroyus viewedit
G. geoffroyi Red-cheeked Parrot
G. simplex Blue-collared Parrot
G. heteroclitus Singing Parrot

Genus Psittinus viewedit
P. cyanurus Blue-rumped Parrot

Genus Mascarinus viewedit
Skull t.png M. mascarin
Mascarene Parrot Skull t.png

Genus Psittacula viewedit
Skull t.png P. bensoni
Mascarene Grey Parakeet Skull t.png
P. eupatria Alexandrine Parakeet
Skull t.png P. wardi
Seychelles Parakeet Skull t.png
P. krameri Rose-ringed Parakeet
P. eques Echo Parakeet
P. himalayana Slaty-headed Parakeet
P. finschii Grey-headed Parakeet
P. cyanocephala Plum-headed Parakeet
P. roseata Blossom-headed Parakeet
P. columboides Malabar Parakeet
P. calthrapae Layard's Parakeet
P. derbiana Lord Derby's Parakeet
P. alexandri Red-breasted Parakeet
P. caniceps Nicobar Parakeet
Skull t.png P. exsul
Newton's Parakeet Skull t.png
P. longicauda Long-tailed Parakeet

Genus Lophopsittacus viewedit
Skull t.png L. bensoni
Mascarene Grey Parakeet Skull t.png

Genus Psittacella viewedit
P. picta Painted Tiger Parrot
P. brehmii Brehm's Tiger Parrot
P. modesta Modest Tiger Parrot
P. madaraszi Madarasz's Tiger Parrot

Genus Tanygnathus viewedit
T. gramineus Black-lored Parrot
T. megalorynchos Great-billed Parrot
T. lucionensis Blue-naped Parrot
T. sumatranus Blue-backed Parrot

Genus Pezoporus viewedit
P. wallicus Ground Parrot
P. occidentalis Night Parrot

Genus Neopsephotus viewedit
N. bourkii Bourke's Parrot

Genus Neophema viewedit
N. chrysostoma Blue-winged Parrot
N. elegans Elegant Parrot
N. petrophila Rock Parrot
N. chrysogaster Orange-bellied Parrot
N. pulchella Turquoise Parrot
N. splendida Scarlet-chested Parrot

Genus Lathamus viewedit
L. discolor Swift Parrot

Genus Prosopeia viewedit
P. splendens Crimson Shining Parrot
P. tabuensis Red Shining Parrot
P. personata Masked Shining Parrot

Genus Eunymphicus viewedit
E. cornutus Horned Parakeet
E. uvaeensis Ouvea Parakeet

Genus Cyanoramphus viewedit
Skull t.png C. ulietanus
Raiatea Parakeet Skull t.png
Skull t.png C. zealandicus
Black-fronted Parakeet Skull t.png
C. unicolor Antipodes Parakeet
C. novaezelandiae Red-crowned Parakeet
C. hochstetteri Reischek's Parakeet
C. saisseti New Caledonian Parakeet
C. cookii Norfolk Island Parakeet
C. auriceps Yellow-crowned Parakeet
C. forbesi Chatham Parakeet
C. malherbi Malherbe's Parakeet

Genus Barnardius viewedit
B. zonarius Australian Ringneck

Genus Platycercus viewedit
P. caledonicus Green Rosella
P. elegans Crimson Rosella
P. venustus Northern Rosella
P. eximius Eastern Rosella
P. adscitus Pale-headed Rosella
P. icterotis Western Rosella

Genus Northiella viewedit
N. haematogaster Greater Bluebonnet
N. narethae Naretha Bluebonnet

Genus Psephotus viewedit
P. haematonotus Red-rumped Parrot

Genus Psephotellus viewedit
P. varius Mulga Parrot
P. dissimilis Hooded Parrot
P. chrysopterygius Golden-shouldered Parrot
Skull t.png P. pulcherrimus
Paradise Parrot Skull t.png

Genus Purpureicephalus viewedit
P. spurius Red-capped Parrot

Genus Cyclopsitta viewedit
C. melanogenia Dusky-cheeked Fig Parrot
C. gulielmitertii Blue-fronted Fig Parrot
C. nigrifrons Black-fronted Fig Parrot
C. diophthalma Double-eyed Fig Parrot

Genus Psittaculirostris viewedit
P. desmarestii Large Fig Parrot
P. edwardsii Edwards's Fig Parrot
P. salvadorii Salvadori's Fig Parrot

Genus Bolbopsittacus viewedit
B. lunulatus Guaiabero

Genus Melopsittacus viewedit
M. undulatus Budgerigar

Genus Oreopsittacus viewedit
O. arfaki Plum-faced Lorikeet

Genus Charminetta viewedit
C. wilhelminae Pygmy Lorikeet

Genus Hypocharmosyna viewedit
H. rubronotata Red-fronted Lorikeet
H. placentis Red-flanked Lorikeet

Genus Charmosynopsis viewedit
C. toxopei Blue-fronted Lorikeet
C. pulchella Fairy Lorikeet

Genus Synorhacma viewedit
S. multistriata Striated Lorikeet

Genus Charmosyna viewedit
C. josefinae Josephine's Lorikeet
C. papou Papuan Lorikeet

Genus Charmosynoides viewedit
C. margarethae Duchess Lorikeet

Genus Vini viewedit
V. meeki Meek's Lorikeet
V. diadema New Caledonian Lorikeet
V. rubrigularis Red-chinned Lorikeet
V. palmarum Palm Lorikeet
V. amabilis Red-throated Lorikeet
V. solitarius Collared Lory
V. australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet
V. ultramarina Ultramarine Lorikeet
V. stepheni Stephen's Lorikeet
V. kuhlii Kuhl's Lorikeet
V. peruviana Blue Lorikeet

Genus Neopsittacus viewedit
N. musschenbroekii Yellow-billed Lorikeet
N. pullicauda Orange-billed Lorikeet

Genus Lorius viewedit
L. garrulus Chattering Lory
L. hypoinochrous Purple-bellied Lory
L. domicella Purple-naped Lory
L. lory Black-capped Lory
L. albidinucha White-naped Lory
L. chlorocercus Yellow-bibbed Lory

Genus Psitteuteles viewedit
P. versicolor Varied Lorikeet

Genus Parvipsitta viewedit
P. pusilla Little Lorikeet
P. porphyrocephala Purple-crowned Lorikeet

Genus Pseudeos viewedit
P. fuscata Dusky Lory
P. cardinalis Cardinal Lory

Genus Chalcopsitta viewedit
C. duivenbodei Brown Lory
C. atra Black Lory
C. scintillata Yellow-streaked Lory

Genus Glossoptilus viewedit
G. goldiei Goldie's Lorikeet

Genus Glossopsitta viewedit
G. concinna Musk Lorikeet

Genus Saudareos viewedit
S. johnstoniae Mindanao Lorikeet
S. iris Iris Lorikeet
S. ornata Ornate Lorikeet
S. meyeri Yellow-cheeked Lorikeet
S. flavoviridis Sula Lorikeet

Genus Eos viewedit
E. reticulata Blue-streaked Lory
E. semilarvata Blue-eared Lory
E. bornea Red Lory
E. cyanogenia Black-winged Lory
E. histrio Red-and-blue Lory
E. squamata Violet-necked Lory

Genus Trichoglossus viewedit
T. rubiginosus Pohnpei Lorikeet
T. chlorolepidotus Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
T. haematodus Coconut Lorikeet
T. moluccanus Rainbow Lorikeet
T. rubritorquis Red-collared Lorikeet
T. euteles Olive-headed Lorikeet
T. capistratus Marigold Lorikeet
T. weberi Leaf Lorikeet
T. forsteni Sunset Lorikeet

Genus Loriculus viewedit
L. vernalis Vernal Hanging Parrot
L. beryllinus Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot
L. pilippensis Philippine Hanging Parrot
L. camiguinensis Camiguin Hanging Parrot
L. galgulus Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
L. stigmatus Sulawesi Hanging Parrot
L. sclateri Sula Hanging Parrot
L. amabilis Moluccan Hanging Parrot
L. catamene Sangihe Hanging Parrot
L. aurantiifrons Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot
L. tener Green-fronted Hanging Parrot
L. exilis Pygmy Hanging Parrot
L. pusillus Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot
L. flosculus Wallace's Hanging Parrot

Genus Agapornis viewedit
A. swindernianus Black-collared Lovebird
A. canus Grey-headed Lovebird
A. pullarius Red-headed Lovebird
A. taranta Black-winged Lovebird
A. roseicollis Rosy-faced Lovebird
A. fischeri Fischer's Lovebird
A. personatus Yellow-collared Lovebird
A. lilianae Lilian's Lovebird
A. nigrigenis Black-cheeked Lovebird


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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