Animals, Parrot Species, Parrots

Micrositta Parrots (Dwarf Parrots)

Although certain efforts have been made by researchers about Dwarf Parrots for many years, unfortunately the available data are scarcely limited. The information in the sources about these miniature parrots, which is not common because they die for no reason within a week of being taken into care, varies due to the disagreements of various researchers. What is given here is generally the explanations obtained by various researchers determined about these species.

Dwarf parrots are a subfamily of true parrots. The species close to these are Loriculus, Forpus and Agapornis. Briefly, there are 2 species and about 11 subspecies in this subfamily.

Since they form the smallest group of parrots, their general name is known as Pygmy Parrots. Unfortunately, those who do research in this field have not come to a complete decision about the parrots that will fall into this group. While some identify this family with 4 subfamilies Micropsitta, Bolbopsittacus, Cyclopsitta and Psittaculirostris, another includes only 3 subfamilies, Micropsitta, Cyclopsitta and Psittaculirostris, but another researcher includes only 2 subfamilies Cyclopsitta and Psittaculirostris. We, on the other hand, will try to briefly introduce you to each of the 4 sub-families mentioned in this article.

Class: Birds – Parrots (Psittaciformes)

Family: Psittacidae

Subfamily: Micropsittinae

Class: Micropsitta, Bolbopsittacus, Cyclopsitta[opopsittal] and Psittaculirostris

Class: Micropsitta

They are also referred to as Red Breasted or Red Headed Parrots.

Species of Dwarf Parrots

Micropsitta Pusio

They are referred to as brown-faced or blue-necked parrots.

Subspecies:

  • Micropsitta pusio pusio
  • Micropsitta pusio beccarii
  • Micropsitta pusio harterti
  • Micropsitta pusio rothschildi
  • Micropsitta pusio stresrmanni

Micropsitta Keiensis

In addition to the name of the red breast, they are also referred to as yellow hat parrots.

Sub-Types:

  • Micropsitta keiensis keiensis
  • Micropsitta keiensis chloroxantha( Micropsitta keiensis sociabilis)
  • Micropsitta keiensis viridipectus

Micropsitta Geelvinkiana

Subspecies:

  • Micropsitta geelvinkiana geelvinkiana
  • Micropsitta geelvinkiana misoriensis

Micropsitta Meeki

Sub-Types:

  • Micropsitta meeki meeki
  • Micropsitta meeki proxima

Micropsitta Finischii

Sub-Types:

  • Micropsitta finischii finischii
  • Micropsitta finischii aolae
  • Micropsitta finischii nanina
  • Micropsitta finischii tristrami
  • Micropsitta finischii viridifrons

Micropsitta Bruijnii

Sub-Types:

  • Micropsitta bruijnii bruijnii
  • Micropsitta bruijnii buruensis
  • Micropsitta bruijnii necopinata
  • Micropsitta bruijnii pileata
  • Micropsitta bruijnii rosea

Bolbopsittacus Lunulatus

It is also known as cut (blunt) tail (aka Guaiabero) parrots.

Sub-Types:

  • Bolbopsittacus Lunulatus Lunulatus oder weiblich(Scopoli 1786)
  • Bolbopsittacus Lunulatus Mindanensis(Steere 1890)
  • Bolbopsittacus Lunulatus İntermedius(Salvadori 1891)
  • Bolbopsittacus Lunulatus Callainipictus(Parkes in 1971)

Cyclopsitta Gulielmitertii(Sclegel 1866)

Kavuniçi(portakal) göğüslü papağanlar olarak da geçiyorlar.

Sub-Types:

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitert gulielmiterti or female(Schlegel 1866)
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitert nigrifrons(Reichenow 1891)
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitert ramuensis(Neumann 1915)
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitert amabilis(Reichenow 1891)
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitert suavissima(Sclater 1876)
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitert fuscifrons or female(Salvadori 1876)
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitert melanogenia(Salvadori 1876)

Cyclopsitta Diophthalma(Holmbron und jacquinot 1841)

They are also known as masked or red-cheeked parrots.

Sub-Types:

  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma diophthalma(Hombron und jacquinot 1841)
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma coccineifrons(Sharpe 1881)
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma aruensis(Schlegel 1874)
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma virago or female(Hartert 1895)
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma inseparabilis(Hartert 1898)
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma marshalli iredale 1946
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana(ramsay 1874)
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni or female Gould 1867

Psittaculirostris Desmaresitti(1826)

They are also known as colored-breasted parrots.

Sub-Types:

  • Psittaculirostris Desmaresitii desmarestii (Desmarest 1826)
  • Psittaculirostris Desmaresitii intermedia (van Oort 1909)
  • Psittaculirostris Desmaresitii occdentalis(Salvadori 1875)
  • Psittaculirostris Desmaresitii blythii(Wallace 1864)
  • Psittaculirostris Desmaresitii godmani(Ogilvie – Grant 1911)
  • Psittaculirostris Desmaresitii cervicalis(Salvadori and D’Albertis 1875)

Types:

  • Psittaculirostris Edwardsii(Oustalet 1885)
  • Psittaculirostris Salvadorii(Oustalet 1880)
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