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Pygmy parrot

Pygmy Parrots
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Micropsitta pusio
Micropsitta keiensis
Micropsitta geelvinkiana
Micropsitta meeki
Micropsitta finschii
Micropsitta bruijnii

The pygmy parrots are the smallest members of the parrot family. All 6 are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and the islands nearby. Pygmy parrots are tiny birds: fast-moving, mostly green with bright highlights. They spend a good deal of time climbing through foilage, using their oversized feet, beaks, and stiffened tail feathers. At a little over 8 cm in length, the Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot is considerably smaller than a silvereye[?] or a kinglet.

    • Subfamily Micropsittinae
    • Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot, Micropsitta pusio
    • Yellow-caped Pygmy Parrot, Micropsitta keiensis
    • Geelvink Pygmy Parrot, Micropsitta geelvinkiana
    • Meek's Pygmy Parrot, Micropsitta meeki
    • Finsch's Pygmy Parrot, Micropsitta finschii
    • Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot, Micropsitta bruijnii

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