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Parrot, Scarlet-chested
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Neophema splendida
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The Scarlet-chested Parrot was originally named by the renowned ornithologist and artist John Gould in 1841 as Euphema splendida, before it was given its current binomial name in 1891 by moving into the new genus Neophema.[ 2] Its specific name splendida is the Latin adjective "splendid". No subspecies are recognised. It is one of six species of grass parrot in the genus Neophema, and is most closely related to the Turquoise Parrot. Common names include Scarlet-chested Parrot, Orange-throated Parrot, Splendid Parrot,[ 3] Scarlet-breasted Parrot, and Scarlet-chested Parakeet in aviculture.[ 4] ...
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