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Brehm's tiger parrot

Psittacella brehmii

Brehm's tiger parrot, ''Psittacella brehmii'', is also known as Brehm's ground parrot. It is a small mainly green parrot found in the highlands of New Guinea, from 1,500-2,600m . The species is named after Alfred Brehm , a German traveller and collector.
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Appearance

Brehm's tiger parrot is the largest species in the genus ''Psittacella'' and is about 24 cm in length and weighs between 94 to 120 g . It is mainly green with a dull olive-brown head, transverse yellow and black bars on the back and rump, and red undertail coverts. Its irises are red, and its beak is blueish-grey fading to white at the tip. Its legs are grey. The male has a yellow stripe on the sides of its neck and a green breast without barring. Females lack the yellow stripe on the neck and have a yellow and black striped breast. Juveniles resemble females, but have yellowish-brown irises and a more faded green and pale-yellow barring on the breast.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittaculidae
GenusPsittacella
SpeciesP. brehmii