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Geoffroyus simplex

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Psittaciformes
Familia: Psittacidae
Subfamilia: Psittacinae
Tribus: Psittaculini
Genus: Geoffroyus
Species: Geoffroyus simplex


Geoffroyus simplex (Meyer, 1874)


* Verh.k.k.Zool.-Bot.Ges.Wien 24 p.39

The Blue-collared Parrot, Geoffroyus simplex, also known as Simple Parrot, Lilac-collared Song Parrot, or Lilac-collared Geoffroy's Parrot, is a parrot found in the higher elevations of New Guinea. It is found from 500-2300m, mainly between 800-1900m (though food shortages will send them lower). It is 23–25 cm, mainly green with a black beak, yellow wing bend, blue underwing coverts, and a pale yellow iris. Adult males have a blue collar across upper breast to lower neck above the mantle, adult females have some blue on the rear crown. Juveniles have no blue and a paler bill. There are two subspecies:

* G. s. simplex: On Vogelkop. 23 cm
* G. s. buergersi: On rest of island. 25 cm, collar on males is duller but wider in back.

It inhabits humid hill forest and forest edges. Flocks are up to 200.


* Juniper & Parr (1998) Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World; ISBN 0-300-07453-0.

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