Crimson Shining-Parrot

The Crimson Shining Parrot is a medium sized parrot with a long tail and bright plumage. The head, breast and belly are covered in bright crimson-red, its back, wings and tail are green with hints of blue in the wing. It has a long winged appearance in flight, flying with undulating bouts of flaps and gliding. The species is very vocal; the chreiks and squawks of the Crimson Shining Parrot are of a higher pitch than that of the Red Shining Parrot. On Kadavu it is unlikely to be mistaken for the other species of parrot, the Collared Lory.

The Crimson Shining-Parrot is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

For the purposes of our bird news services, Crimson Shining-parrot is classed as Ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Crimson Shining-parrot (1) Matava, Kadavu, Fiji Matava, Kadavu, Fiji14/07/2007 Matava, Kadavu, Fiji 14/07/2007 View all pictures of Crimson Shining-parrot View all pictures of Crimson Shining-parrot show section External Links (0) We currently have no external links for this species. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Prosopeia
Species : splendens
Authority : (Peale, 1848)