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Cyclopsitta
Cyclopsitta diophthalma -Birdworld Kuranda, Queensland, Australia -male-8a
A male Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Cyclopsitta
Lesson, 1833
Species

Cyclopsitta is a genus of birds belonging to the Psittaculidae family and the Loriini tribe.

Description

Holyoak (1970a) points out that Opopsitta [Cyclopsitta] and Psittaculirostris stand apart from other parrots having the entoglossum (a hyoid bone) deeply grooved and in having the processes of the parahyoid bone only narrowly jointed and not projected forward.[1][2] He also stated that the two genera should not be separated.

The members of this genus are small, stocky parrots with extremely short, rounded tails.[1] The bill is proportionally large and broad.[1]

Distribution

They are found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and tropical Australia.

Taxonomy

The two species were formerly placed in the genus Opopsitta.[1]

It contains two species:

References

  1. ^ a b c d Forshaw, Joseph M.; Cooper, William T. (1981) [1973, 1978]. Parrots of the World (corrected second ed.). T. F. H. Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-87666-959-3.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  2. ^ Holyoak, D.T. (1970a). The status of Eos goodfellowi. Bull. Br. Orn. Club. 90 p. 91

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