Rand's Modest Parrots

Psittacella / Tiger Parrots

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Description:

As Modest Parrots (modesta), but generally slightly darker; more disinct yellow collar to nape; head and throat dark greyish-brown.

Female as modesta, but with darker head; some birds with variable yellowish tinge to nape.

These parrots average 5.5 inches or 14 cm in length.


Distribution:

They can be found in the northern slopes of Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea, Central Papua New Guinea - Note: birds from Mount Hagen and Mount Giluwe possibly belong to an as yet undescribed subspecies ... CITES II - Endangered Species


Species Names:

Scientific: Psittacella modesta subcollaris ... English: Rand's Modest Parrot ... Dutch: Rands Tijgerparkiet ... German: Rands Bindensittich ... French: Psittacelle à petit collet jaune de Modest

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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