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Blue rumped parrot

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Psittinus
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Psittaculidae
Scientific name  Psittinus cyanurus
Higher classification  Psittinus
Order  Parrot
Blue-rumped parrot Bluerumped Parrot Francis Yap Nature Photography
Similar  Parrot, Geoffroyus, Psittinus, Racket‑tail, Tiger parrot

Blue rumped parrot

The blue-rumped parrot (Psittinus cyanurus) is a parrot found in the very southern tip of Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and nearby islands. It is a small parrot (18 cm) and is primarily green with bright red underwing coverts, a reddish shoulder patch, and yellowish margins on the wing coverts. It is sexually dimorphic. The female has a grey-brown head. The male has a black mantle, red upper mandible, and blue head and rump.


Blue-rumped parrot Bluerumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus Planet of Birds

It was the only member of the genus Psittinus although Birdlife International recognised the subspecies abbottii as a separate species the Simeulue parrot

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There are two subspecies:

  • P. c. cyanurus: Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra.
  • P. c. pontius: Mentawi Islands southwards from Siberut. Larger than the nominate subspecies.

  • It is found in lowland forests, generally below 700 m, in forest, open woodland, orchards and plantations, mangroves, dense scrub, and coconut groves. It occurs in flocks up to 20 birds. They eat seeds, fruit and blossoms.

    Blue rumped parrot male

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