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Psephotus dissimilis

Psephotus dissimilis (*)

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: Platycercini
Genus: Psephotus
Species: Psephotus dissimilis


Psephotus dissimilis Collett, 1898

Vernacular names
English: Hooded Parrot
Suomi: Huppuparatiisikaija


* PZS Pt3 p.356

The Hooded Parrot, Psephotus dissimilis is a medium-sized, up to 26cm long, turquoise blue parrot with black head, green wing, brown back and greenish blue-bronze tail feathers edged with white. It has pale grey beak, greyish brown legs and brown eye. The female is an olive green parrot with pale blue below.

An Australian endemic, the Hooded Parrot inhabits to semi-arid areas of northeast Northern Territory. It nests in a termite mound. The female lays two to four white eggs. The diet consists mainly of seeds, berries and vegetables.

Though this species has disappeared from most of its original range, it remains common in protected areas. The Hooded Parrot is evaluated as Least Concern on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.[1]


1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2008). Psephotus dissimilis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 April 2009.

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