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Antipodes Green Parakeet  

Also Known As: Antipodes Parakeet, Antipodes Island Parakeet, Antipodes Unicolor Parakeet, Uniform Parakeet
 
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Antipodes Island Parakeet

Credit: © Peter Odekerken | http://www.parrotimages.com.au


 
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Did You Know?
The main diet of the Antipodes Green Parakeet is leaves, which are chewed; piles of chewed foliage still attached to the stem of the plant are a sign of feeding.

Species Profile
Genus:
Cyanoramphus

Species:
unicolor

Size: Adult Weight:
30cm (11.7 in) Not available

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults olive/green plumage; bright emerald green crown and face; breast and abdomen more yellowish; outer web of flight feathers blue; green tail, edged with green/yellow. Bill silver/grey with dark grey tip. Eye orange/red.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults but with shorter tail. Bill pink/white in youngsters. Eye pale brown.

Call: Described as resonant and penetrating - kok-kok-kok-kok. Similar to calls of other Cyanoramphus sp. but much deeper in tone. Also soft chattering.

Recent Academic Research: Google Scholar - search results

 

Content Sources:

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E136.htm&Pic=136_1.JPG

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1475&m=0

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Parrots: Survey Status and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.