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Edward's Fig Parrot  

 
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Edward’s Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris edwardsii)

Credit: © Jonker/Innemee Araproject | http://www.araproject.nl


 
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Species Profile
Genus:
Psittaculirostris

Species:
edwardsii

Size: Adult Weight:
18cm (7 in) 105g (3.7 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Male-yellow/green forehead and crown; olive/brown occiput merging into wide black band across nape of neck to eyes; red cheeks and throat; yellow ear coverts, with thin and elongated feathers variously mixed in and tipped with red and blue; blue/black band across upper breast; red central underparts from lower breast to upper abdomen; orange/red edged inner wing coverts; wide cream/yellow underwing stripes. Bill grey/black. Eye red. Female-as in male, but with wider breast band coloured dark blue; yellow/green lower breast to upper abdomen.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adult adult female but with yellow cheeks with variable red markings. Eye red/brown.

Call: Calls made in flight are somewhat screechy; also emits sounds like coins dropping on concrete. Some notes staccato and abrupt.

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Content Sources:

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E086.htm&Pic=086_1.JPG

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1422&m=0

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Parrots: Their Care and Aviculture, Low, 1986.