Psittaculidae – Old World Parrots

Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) Juv by Nikhil Devasar

In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell. (Ezekiel 17:23 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PSITTACIFORMES, Family – Psittaculidae – Old World Parrots

Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (192)

Pesquet’s Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus) ©WikiC
Mascarene Parrot (Mascarinus † mascarinus †) Parrots
Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa) ©WikiC
Lesser Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis nigra) (Seychelles Black) by Bob-Nan – *LLABS*
Seychelles Black Parrot (Coracopsis barklyi) by Bob-Nan
Micropsitta –  Drawing for Genus Lynx
Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta keiensis) OBI
____ (Micropsitta keiensis chloroxantha) IBC
Geelvink Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta geelvinkiana) IBC
____ (Micropsitta geelvinkiana geelvinkiana) IBC
Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta pusio) IBC
____ (Micropsitta pusio beccarii) IBC
Meek’s Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta meeki) PS of UK
Finsch’s Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta finschii) Video IBC
____ (Micropsitta finschii tristrami) IBC
____ (Micropsitta finschii finschii) IBC
Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta bruijnii) IBC
____ (Micropsitta bruijnii pileata) OBI
____ (Micropsitta bruijnii bruijnii) IBC
Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) by Ian
Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus) by Ian
____ (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides) IBC
Princess Parrot (Polytelis alexandrae) ©WikiC
Moluccan King Parrot (Alisterus amboinensis) ©WikiC
____ (Alisterus amboinensis hypophonius) OBI
____ (Alisterus amboinensis buruensis) OBI
____ (Alisterus amboinensis amboinensis) OBI
Papuan King Parrot (Alisterus chloropterus) ©WikiC
____ (Alisterus chloropterus moszkowskii) IBC
Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) Female by Ian
____ (Alisterus scapularis scapularis) by Tom Tarrant
Jonquil Parrot (Aprosmictus jonquillaceus) ARKive
____ (Aprosmictus jonquillaceus jonquillaceus) OBI
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus) by Ian
____ (Aprosmictus erythropterus coccineopterus) IBC
____ (Aprosmictus erythropterus erythropterus) Video by Tom Tarrant
Buru Racket-tail (Prioniturus mada) ©WikiC
Golden-mantled Racket-tail (Prioniturus platurus) OBI
____ (Prioniturus platurus talautensis) OBI
____ (Prioniturus platurus platurus) Video IBC
Mindanao Racket-tail (Prioniturus waterstradti) Video IBC
Montane Racket-tail (Prioniturus montanus) Flickr
Blue-headed Racket-tail (Prioniturus platenae) Flickr
Mindoro Racket-tail (Prioniturus mindorensis) Avian Web
Blue-winged Racket-tail (Prioniturus verticalis) OBI
Yellow-breasted Racket-tail (Prioniturus flavicans) OBI
Green Racket-tail (Prioniturus luconensis) OBI
Blue-crowned Racket-tail (Prioniturus discurus)
____ (Prioniturus discurus mindorensis) OBI
____ (Prioniturus discurus discurus) OBI
Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) by Ian  – F-L&M-R ©WikiC
____ (Eclectus roratus vosmaeri) & Female OBI
____ (Eclectus roratus cornelia) & Female OBI
____ (Eclectus roratus riedeli) Drawing ©WikiC
____ (Eclectus roratus polychloros) Video IBC
Red-cheeked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi) ©WikiC – Video by Keith Blomerley
____ (Geoffroyus geoffroyi cyanicollis) OBI
____ (Geoffroyus geoffroyi rhodops) Female – Male OBI
____ (Geoffroyus geoffroyi floresianus) OBI
____ (Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi) OBI
____ (Geoffroyus geoffroyi timorlaoensis) OBI
____ (Geoffroyus geoffroyi aruensis) OBI
____ (Geoffroyus heteroclitus heteroclitus) Video IBC
____ (Geoffroyus heteroclitus hyacinthinus) IBC
Blue-collared Parrot (Geoffroyus simplex) LoroMania
Song Parrot (Geoffroyus heteroclitus) IBC – Bird Singing – IBC
Blue-rumped Parrot (Psittinus cyanurus) IBC
Great-billed Parrot (Tanygnathus megalorynchos) ©WikiC
____ (Tanygnathus megalorynchos megalorynchos) Video IBC
____ (Tanygnathus megalorynchos affinis) OBI
____ (Tanygnathus megalorynchos sumbensis) OBI
____ (Tanygnathus megalorynchos subaffinis) IBC
Blue-naped Parrot (Tanygnathus lucionensis) ©©BMatheson
____ (Tanygnathus lucionensis lucionensis) OBI
____ (Tanygnathus lucionensis hybridus) IBC
____ (Tanygnathus lucionensis salvadorii) OBI
Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) ©WikiC
____ (Tanygnathus sumatranus everetti)  Drawing ©WikiC
____ (Tanygnathus sumatranus burbidgii)  Drawing ©WikiC
____ (Tanygnathus sumatranus sumatranus) OBI
Black-lored Parrot (Tanygnathus gramineus) OBI
Grey-headed Parakeet (Psittacula finschii) OBIGrey-headed Parakeet (Psittacula finschii) OBI
Slaty-headed Parakeet (Psittacula himalayana) by Clement Francis
Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata) by Peter Ericsson
____ (Psittacula roseata roseata) OBI
____ (Psittacula roseata juneae) by Peter Ericsson
Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala) ©WikiC
Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) by Nikhil Devasar
____ (Psittacula alexandri fasciata) OBI
____ (Psittacula alexandri abbotti) OBI
____ (Psittacula alexandri cala) Video IBC
____ (Psittacula alexandri alexandri) OBI
Lord Derby’s Parakeet (Psittacula derbiana) by Wilhelma Zoo©WikiC
Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda) by Ian
____ (Psittacula longicauda tytleri) OBI
____ (Psittacula longicauda nicobarica) OBI
____ (Psittacula longicauda longicauda) ©WikiC
Long-tailed Parakeet feeding by Wondersf

Blue-winged Parakeet (Psittacula columboides) ©WikiC – Photo OBI
Layard’s Parakeet (Psittacula calthrapae) OBI
Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) by Nikhil
____ (Psittacula eupatria nipalensis) IBC – Photo by Clement Francis
____ (Psittacula eupatria eupatria) IBC – Female by Clement Francis
____ (Psittacula eupatria magnirostris) IBCs
____ (Psittacula eupatria siamensis) IBC
Seychelles Parakeet (Psittacula wardi †) ©Drawing WikiC
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)Juvenile by Nikhil
____ (Psittacula krameri krameri) Video IBC
____ (Psittacula krameri borealis) by Nikhil Devasar
____ (Psittacula krameri manillensis) by Clement Francis
Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques) ©©
Newton’s Parakeet (Psittacula exsul †) ©Drawing WikiC
Nicobar Parakeet (Psittacula caniceps)
Mascarene Grey Parakeet (Psittacula bensoni †) ©Drawing WikiC
Brehm’s Tiger Parrot (Psittacella brehmii) ©WikiC – Video by Keith Blomerley
____ (Psittacella brehmii pallida) ©WikiC
Painted Tiger Parrot (Psittacella picta) IBC – Drawing ©WikiC
Modest Tiger Parrot (Psittacella modesta) Video IBC
Madarász’s Tiger Parrot (Psittacella madaraszi) WBGuide
Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) by Ian
Eastern Bluebonnet (Northiella haematogaster) by Ian
Naretha Bluebonnet (Northiella narethae)
Mulga Parrot (Psephotellus varius) by Ian
Hooded Parrot (Psephotellus dissimilis) by Ian
Golden-shouldered Parrot (Psephotellus chrysopterygius) by Ian
Paradise Parakeet (Psephotellus pulcherrimus †) WPT
Red-capped Parrot (Purpureicephalus spurius) by Ian
Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus) by Ian
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) by Ian
____ (Platycercus elegans elegans) Yellow by Ian
____ (Platycercus elegans flaveolus) Video by Nick Talbot
Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus) by Ian
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) by Ian
Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) by Ian – Article
Western Rosella (Platycercus icterotis) ©WikiC
Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) by Ian – Photo Flickr
____ (Barnardius zonarius macgillivrayi) ©©dpape
____ (Barnardius zonarius barnardi) Flickr
____ (Barnardius zonarius semitorquatus) Flickr
____ (Barnardius zonarius zonarius) Flickr
Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) by Nick Talbot – Video by Tom Tarrant
Crimson Shining Parrot (Prosopeia splendens) ©©ibsut
Masked Shining Parrot (Prosopeia personata) Flickr
Maroon Shining Parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) ©WikiC
____ (Prosopeia tabuensis taviunensis) by Tom Tarrant
Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) ©WikiC
Ouvea Parakeet (Eunymphicus uvaeensis) ©WikiC
Black-fronted Parakeet (Cyanoramphus zealandicus †) ©Drawing WikiC – Specimen ARKive
Raiatea Parakeet (Cyanoramphus ulietanus †) Drawing –  Specimen – ARKive
New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema †) – ARKive – Drawing ©WikiC
Norfolk Parakeet (Cyanoramphus cookii) by Ian
Lord Howe Parakeet (Cyanoramphus subflavescens †) ©Drawing WikiC
Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanoramphus unicolor) & Drawing ©WikiC
Yellow-crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus auriceps) by Ian & Drawing ©WikiC
Chatham Parakeet (Cyanoramphus forbesi) ESAP
Malherbe’s Parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) Video IBC
Red-crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) by Ian
____ (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cyanurus) Drawing ©WikiC
Reischek’s Parakeet (Cyanoramphus hochstetteri) POBirds
Macquarie Parakeet (Cyanoramphus erythrotis)
Eastern Ground Parrot (Pezoporus wallicus) ©WikiC
Western Ground Parrot (Pezoporus flaviventris) ©WikiC
Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) Vulkaner – Drawing ©WikiC
Bourke’s Parrot (Neopsephotus bourkii) by Ian
Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma) by Ian
Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans) ©WikiC
Rock Parrot (Neophema petrophila) by Ian – Video by Nick Talbot
Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) by Ian
Turquoise Parrot (Neophema pulchella) by Ian – Article
Scarlet-chested Parrot (Neophema splendida) Female by Ian
Plum-faced Lorikeet (Oreopsittacus arfaki) ©WikiC
____ (Oreopsittacus arfaki major) IBC
____ (Oreopsittacus arfaki grandis) IBC
Palm Lorikeet (Charmosyna palmarum)
Red-chinned Lorikeet (Charmosyna rubrigularis)
Meek’s Lorikeet (Charmosyna meeki)  ©©
Blue-fronted Lorikeet (Charmosyna toxopei) ©© – PickyParrots
Striated Lorikeet (Charmosyna multistriata) – Video IBC
Pygmy Lorikeet (Charmosyna wilhelminae) Kutilang
Red-fronted Lorikeet (Charmosyna rubronotata) IBC
Red-flanked Lorikeet (Charmosyna placentis) ©WikiC
____ (Charmosyna placentis intensior) OBI
____ (Charmosyna placentis placentis) OBI
____ (Charmosyna placentis subplacens) IBC
____ (Charmosyna placentis pallidior) IBC
Red-throated Lorikeet (Charmosyna amabilis) – Drawing ©WikiC
Duchess Lorikeet (Charmosyna margarethae) IBC – Drawing ©WikiC
Fairy Lorikeet (Charmosyna pulchella) IBC
Josephine’s Lorikeet (Charmosyna josefinae) ©WikiC – Photo IBC
Papuan Lorikeet (Charmosyna papou) ©WikiC
____ (Charmosyna papou goliathina) ©WikiC
____ (Charmosyna papou stellae) ©WikiC
Blue-crowned Lorikeet (Vini australis) ©WikiC
Kuhl’s Lorikeet (Vini kuhlii) Video IBC – Drawing ©WikiC
Stephen’s Lorikeet (Vini stepheni) Video IBC – Drawing ©WikiC
Blue Lorikeet (Vini peruviana) ©WikiC
Ultramarine Lorikeet (Vini ultramarina) ARKive
Collared Lory (Phigys solitarius) ©WikiC – Video by Tom Tarrant
Yellow-billed Lorikeet (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii) ©WikiC
____ (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii major) IBC
Orange-billed Lorikeet (Neopsittacus pullicauda) IBC
Little Lorikeet (Parvipsitta pusilla) by Ian – Video by Tom T
Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala) ©WikiC
Chattering Lory (Lorius garrulus) ©WikiC
____ (Lorius garrulus morotaianus) IBC
____ (Lorius garrulus garrulus) IBC
____ (Lorius garrulus flavopalliatus)
Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella) ©WikiC
Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) ©WikiC
____ (Lorius lory lory) IBC
____ (Lorius lory jobiensis) IBC
____ (Lorius lory salvadorii) IBC
____ (Lorius lory erythrothorax) IBC
Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous) ©WikiC
____ (Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus) Video by Keith B
White-naped Lory (Lorius albidinucha) – Photo
Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus) ©WikiC – Photo IBC
Black Lory (Chalcopsitta atra) ©WikiC
____ (Chalcopsitta atra bernsteini) IBC
____ (Chalcopsitta atra atra) Video IBC
____ (Chalcopsitta atra insignis) IBC
Brown Lory (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei) ©WikiC
____ (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei duivenbodei) IBC
Yellowish-streaked Lory (Chalcopsitta scintillata) ©WikiC
Cardinal Lory (Chalcopsitta cardinalis) Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay©WikiC
Varied Lorikeet (Psitteuteles versicolor) by Ian
Iris Lorikeet (Psitteuteles iris) ©WikiC
____ (Psitteuteles iris iris) IBC
Goldie’s Lorikeet (Psitteuteles goldiei) ©WikiC
Red-and-blue Lory (Eos histrio) ©WikiC
Violet-necked Lory (Eos squamata) ©WikiC
Red Lory (Eos bornea) ©WikiC
Blue-streaked Lory (Eos reticulata) ©WikiC
Black-winged Lory (Eos cyanogenia) ©WikiC
Blue-eared Lory (Eos semilarvata) ©WikiC
Dusky Lory (Pseudeos fuscata) by Lee at LPZoo
Ornate Lorikeet (Trichoglossus ornatus) ©WikiC
Sunset Lorikeet (Trichoglossus forsteni) ©WikiC
Leaf Lorikeet (Trichoglossus weberi) ©WikiC
Marigold Lorikeet (Trichoglossus capistratus) ©WikiC
____ (Trichoglossus capistratus capistratus) OBI
Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) ©WikiC
____ (Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus) (Green-naped) ©WikiC
Biak Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rosenbergii) ©WikiC Nashville_Zoo
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) by Ian
Red-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubritorquis)
Olive-headed Lorikeet (Trichoglossus euteles) ©WikiC
Citrine Lorikeet (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) ©WikiC
____ (Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri) OBI
____ (Trichoglossus flavoviridis flavoviridis) Video IBC
Mindanao Lorikeet (Trichoglossus johnstoniae) ©WikiC
Pohnpei Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubiginosus) ©WikiC
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus) by Ian
Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) by Ian
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) by Ian
Large Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris desmarestii) ©WikiC
Edwards’s Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris edwardsii) ©WikiC
Salvadori’s Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) IBC
Orange-breasted Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii) ©WikiC
Double-eyed Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma) ©WikiC
Guaiabero (Bolbopsittacus lunulatus) ©WikiC
Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis) ©WikiC
____ (Loriculus vernalis vernalis) OBI
____ (Loriculus vernalis phileticus) by Peter Ericsson
Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot (Loriculus beryllinus) ©WikiC
Philippine Hanging Parrot (Loriculus philippensis) ©WikiC
____ (Loriculus philippensis philippensis) ©WikiC
____ (Loriculus philippensis mindorensis) Video IBC
____ (Loriculus philippensis apicalis) IBC
____ (Loriculus philippensis bonapartei) Video IBC
Camiguin Hanging Parrot (Loriculus camiguinensis) OBI
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) ©WikiC
Great Hanging Parrot (Loriculus stigmatus) OBI – Drawing ©WikiC
____ (Loriculus stigmatus quadricolor) Drawing ©WikiC
Moluccan Hanging Parrot (Loriculus amabilis) OBI – Drawing ©WikiC
Sula Hanging Parrot (Loriculus sclateri) GlobalTwitcher
Sangihe Hanging Parrot (Loriculus catamene) OBI – Drawing ©WikiC
Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot (Loriculus aurantiifrons) IBC
Bismarck Hanging Parrot (Loriculus tener) LoroMania
Pygmy Hanging Parrot (Loriculus exilis) OBI – Drawing ©WikiC
Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot (Loriculus pusillus) ©WikiC
Wallace’s Hanging Parrot (Loriculus flosculus) OBI
Poster of genus
Grey-headed Lovebird (Agapornis canus) ©WikiC
____ (Agapornis canus ablectaneus) IBC
Red-headed Lovebird (Agapornis pullarius) ©WikiC
____ (Agapornis pullarius pullarius) IBC
Black-winged Lovebird (Agapornis taranta) ©WikiC
Black-collared Lovebird (Agapornis swindernianus) IBC
Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) ©WikiC
____ (Agapornis roseicollis catumbella) ©©law_keven
____ (Agapornis roseicollis roseicollis) Video IBC
Fischer’s Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) by W Kwong
Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus) ©WikiC
Lilian’s Lovebird (Agapornis lilianae) by Africaddict
Black-cheeked Lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis) ©WikiC
Broad-billed Parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus †) ©Drawing WikiC
Rodrigues Parrot (Necropsittacus † rodericanus †) ©Drawing WikiC


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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Bob & Nan’s Gallery
Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery-II
Reinier’s Wildstock Photos Gallery
SSlayton – Fotobirder at Smugmug [Closed]
William Kwong’s Galleries
Wondersf – Khong T Khoon’s Birds of Malasia – Videographer
Malasian Birds – Khong T Khoon – Videos and Photos

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