crimson shining Parrot (Prosopeia splendens)
Scarlet-and-green parrot with long tail. Scarlet-crimson head, neck and underparts. Narrow blue collar extends across lower neck. Bright green wings, back and rump. Green flight feathers and tail, strongly suffused with blue. Prosopeia splendens is endemic to Fiji where it occurs naturally on the islands of Kadavu and Ono, and is recently reported to be widespread and common on the former. It is found in forest, agricultural lands and around human habitation both in the lowlands and hills. It is not known whether it is restricted to forest when breeding, but is assumed to be a hole-nester. Pairs and small flocks forage widely for fruit and seeds in the forest canopy and in agricultural gardens.
- Countries in which the the crimson shining Parrot is known to occur: Fiji
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» Federal Register Documents
|08/09/2011||76 FR 49202 49236||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Four Foreign Parrot Species|
|07/14/2009||74 FR 33957 33960||90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 14 Parrot Species as Threatened or Endangered|
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