Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Chalcopsitta



A genus of parrot in the family Psittaculidae and the subfamily Loriinae. All three species are found on the islands of and around New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The name Chalcopsitta is derived from the Greek khalkos meaning "bronze" and psitta meaning "parrot".

The three species of the genus Chalcopsitta are about 31 – 32 cm (13 in) long. They have long tails, and prominent bare skin at the base of the lower mandible. Males and females have similar external appearance, and juveniles have duller plumage with more marked bare eye-rings.

There are 3 species and several subspecies.

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