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Macleays fig parrot

Cyclopsitta diophthalma

Description:

A small supercute parrotlike bird seen by the lake.Endemic to queensland and is on the Vulnerable list .

Habitat:

Surfers Paradise


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12 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

Yes, endemic to Queensland, and vulnerable, mostly because of land clearing I would think. That's something we do well in this country, but detrimental to all.

Hema
Hema 7 months ago

Thanks Neil.So this species is Endemic to Queensland and is Vulnerable in status.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

Update ID suggestion. This is the local species - Macleay's Fig Parrot, and it occurs in southeast Queensland. The red cheeks vs pale cheeks are most likely male and female variations.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

OK, this is not the correct subspecies, although Cyclopsitta diophthalma is correct. The soft-coloured cheeks minus the red is a bit confusing. Local subspecies in southeast Queenland have red cheeks, whereas your spotting doesn't.

Hema
Hema 7 months ago

It is also named as a dwarf parrot which is so appropriate and it was in the vicinity of fig trees.We also had many bats out here.

Hema
Hema 7 months ago

It was totally wild.I agree with the ID and updated it.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

Was it a wild bird?

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

Hema, you said you were in Cairns. If you saw this bird in Cairns, it's most likely a subspecies of Double-eyed Fig Parrot , hence the ID suggestion. Check out the wikipedia link to see if you recognise it. Theres a decent photo of this subspecies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-eye...

Hema
Hema 7 months ago

Neil,it is correctly posted on the map.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

Looks like a fig parrot species, or even a rosella species, of which there are many. Is the map location correct?

Hema
Hema 7 months ago

Neil,I think I will slow down in the postings till I get the correct LAtitude and Longitude figured out.This one was seen in a place call Surfers paradise.

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Lat: -28.01, Long: 153.43

Spotted on Mar 12, 2019
Submitted on Apr 14, 2019

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