Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot

Little-studied, it is known mainly for being the world's smallest parrot,

The Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta pusio) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Little-studied, it is known mainly for being the world's smallest parrot, at 11.5 g (0.41 oz) and 8.6 cm (3.4 in). The species was first described as Nasiterna pusio by English naturalist Philip Lutley Sclater in 1866. The genus name Micropsitta is derived from the Greek mikros meaning small and psitta for parrot. More

A fact from Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 5 June 2009 (check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know ... that, measuring a mere 8.6 cm (3.4 in) long, the Buff-faced Pygmy-parrot is the world's smallest species of parrot?" Wikipedia Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

Two buff-faced pygmy parrots jostle on the edge of their tiny nest The world's smallest parrot has been filmed in the wild for the first time. The tiny bird, which is not much bigger than an adult person's thumb, is smaller than some of the insects with which it shares the forest. An expedition team filming in Papua New Guinea for the BBC programme Lost Land of the Volcano caught two of the buff-faced pygmy parrots on camera. More

parrots range from the buff-faced pygmy parrot (Micropsitta pusio) of New Guinea at 8.4 cm (3.3 in) to the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) of South America at 100 cm (39.4 in). A large part of the macaw's length is attributable to its long tail, and it is probably outweighed by the very large (60 cm/23.6 in) but short-tailed palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) of New Guinea. Parrots have curved, hooked bills and short legs. More

buff-faced pygmy parrot is classified as Micropsitta pusio, the hyacinth macaw as Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, the short-tailed palm cockatoo as Probosciger aterrimus. The monk parakeet is classified as Myiopsitta monachus, and the African gray parrot as Psittacus erithacus. Amazons make up the genus Amazona. Parrot Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2001. © 1993-2000 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Website, URL and all content Copyright © 1999 to present by site owner or its licensors. More

Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot – filmed for the first time. 8 September 2009 - Posted by eatmorecookies in IUCN, Links, animal behavior, bird banding, bird evolution, birds/nature, environment, evolution, life, wildlife. trackback At 11.5g, they’re about as big as a typical wood warbler here in North America: Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot. Comments» - No comments yet — be the first. Click here to cancel reply. More

Guinea's buff-faced pygmy parrot, fully grown at 3 inches, is the smallest. The flightless kakapo of New Zealand, , at 9 pounds in weight, is the heaviest parrot. Parrot bills are distinguished from those of other birds by the fact that the upper bill is hinged where it joins the skull, allowing for great flexibility and rendering it very useful as a tool. The thick tongue also helps give parrots their extraordinary ability to manipulate objects. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Micropsitta
Species : pusio
Authority : (Sclater, 1866)