Bird Families

Gold-sided fig parrot

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The genus Fig parrots - Cyclopsitta - includes two species

* Fig parakeet golden-sided Cyclopsitta diophthalma
* Fig parrot black-cheeked Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii

Cyclopsitta diophthalma is the smallest Australian parrot, body length 13-14 cm. The color is very bright, mostly green. Male and female, as well as subspecies, differ in the details of the color of the head. The beak and paws are gray. It lives on the east coast of Australia and New Guinea.

Inhabits rainy, monsoon and gallery forests, as well as forest savannahs. It feeds on fruits (especially figs), flowers, berries and seeds.

Fig parrots gouge cavities in arboreal termite mounds or rotten wood. Then usually several pairs occupy one of them. The female lays 2 eggs and incubates them for about 3 weeks.

Gold-sided fig parrot

The smallest Australian parrot, body length 13 - 14 cm The color is very bright, mostly green. Male and female, as well as subspecies, differ in the details of the color of the head. The beak and paws are gray.

1. Reproduction

Hollow out cavities in woody termite mounds or rotten wood. Then usually several pairs occupy one of them. The female lays 2 eggs and incubates them for about 3 weeks.

2. Classification

The species includes 8 subspecies:

  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma inseparabilis
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma festetichi
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma marshalli
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma virago
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma aruensis
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana

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