Geelvink Pygmy Parrot - Micropsitta Geelvinkiana - Near Threatened
The Geelvink pygmy parrot (Micropsitta geelvinkiana) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae endemic to Biak and Numfoor islands in Western New Guinea. The name Geelvink comes from a Dutch ship and family called Geelvinck.
It has two subspecies; the nominate occurs on Numfor, and M. g. misoriensis on Biak.
Description: It has a brown head, blue ear covert, yellow breast, green body and blue tail. It has red eyes. The female has less brown than the male.
Diet: It feeds on lichen, fungi, seeds, fruits, flowers, insects and their larvae.
Habitat: Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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