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Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot
File:Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii qtl2.png
Female
File:Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii qtl1.png
Male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Genus: Cyclopsitta
Species: C. gulelmitertii
Binomial name
Cyclopsitta gulelmitertii
(Schlegel, 1866)
Subspecies

See table.

Synonyms

Opopsitta gulielmitertii[2]

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot, Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii, is a species of fig-parrot found in and endemic to New Guinea. It has six subspecies, some of which might be separate species.[3]

Other names

Blue-fronted Fig-parrot, Orange-breasted Fig Parrot.[4]

Description

Length is 11–13 cm (4.3–5.1 in).[3][2] It is very small, stubby-tailed parrot.[3]

Adults general plumage is green, paler and more yellowish on underwing coverts and lower underparts.[2]

Subspecies

Subspecies of Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot.
Subspecies Author Range Notes
C. g. melanogenia (Rosenberg, HKB, 1866) Aru Islands Considered to be a separate species by Schnitker, 2007 and Howard and Moore, under the name "Dusky-cheeked Fig-Parrot".[5][6]
C. g. suavissima Sclater, PL, 1876 Southeast New Guinea Considered to be a separate species by Schnitker, 2007 and Howard and Moore, under the name "Dusky-cheeked Fig-Parrot".[5][6]
C. g. fuscifrons Salvadori, 1876 South New Guinea Considered to be a separate species by Schnitker, 2007 and Howard and Moore, under the name "Dusky-cheeked Fig-Parrot".[5][6]
C. g. nigrifrons Reichenow, 1891 North New Guinea Considered to be a separate species by Schnitker, 2007 and Howard and Moore, under the name "Black-fronted Fig-Parrot".[5][6]
C. g. ramuensis (Neumann, 1915) Ramu River, northeast New Guinea Considered to be a separate species by Schnitker, 2007 and Howard and Moore, under the name "Black-fronted Fig-Parrot".[5][6]
C. g. amabilis (Reichenow, 1891) Eastern New Guinea Considered to be a separate species by Schnitker, 2007 and Howard and Moore, under the name "Black-fronted Fig-Parrot".[5][6]

Similar species

Behaviour

Diet

Calls

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

New Guinea, including Salawati in the western Papuan Islands, and the Aru Islands, Indonesia.[2] Habitat is lowland and foothill forest and edge.[3]

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ a b c d Pratt, Thane K.; Beehler, Bruce M.; Anderton, John C. (illu.); and Kókay, Szabolcs (illu.) (2014). Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691095639. 
  4. ^ template with no id set%5d%5d}} "Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot" Check |url= value (help). Avibase. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Schnitler, H. (2007). "Revision der Systematik des Orangebrust‐Zwergpapageis.". Papageien. Arndt-Verlag. 20: 100–105, 134–41. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Dickinson, E.C. (ed.); Remsen, Jr., J.V. (ed.) (2013). The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 4th Edition. Vol. 1 Non-passerines. Aves Press, Eastbourne, U.K. 

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