Genus Cyanoramphus

Yellow-fronted Parakeet - The Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Cyanoramphus auriceps, is a species of parakeet endemic to the islands of New Zealand. The species is found across the main three islands of New Zealand, North Island, South Island and Stewart Island/Rakiura, as well as on the subantarctic Auckland Islands. It has declined due to predation from introduced species such as stoats, although unlike the Red-fronted Parakeet it has not been extirpated from the mainland of New Zealand.


Norfolk Parakeet - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Forbes's Parakeet - The Chatham Parakeet native habitat is in brushy forest on the Chatham Islands and Pitt Islands. Due to hunting, the introduction of domestic cats and habitat destruction, the parakeets had diminished to 100 individuals on the lesser of the Mangere islands in 1938, but because of reforestation on Mangere Island Numbers have grown to hundreds. The parakeets are still confined to the two Mangere Islands.


Orange-fronted Parakeet - For many years the Malherbe's Parakeet was considered a subspecies or as color variant They live in Nothofagus forest on the South Island of New Zealand, although they may have had a wider range of habitats prior to the arrival of humans. They have been threatened by the felling of old growth forest, which provided the older trees which they nested in, by overgrazing of the low bushes which they fed in, and by predation by introduced rats, stoats and cats.

Red-fronted Parakeet - Red-crowned Parakeets feed on seeds, fruit, berries, nuts and other parts of plants.


Raiatea Parakeet - Psittacus ulietanus J. F. Gmelin, 1789 Platycercus tannaensis Finsch, 1868 Psittacus fuscatus von Pelzeln, 1873


Black-fronted Parakeet - The extinct Black-fronted Parakeet or Tahiti Parakeet was endemic to the Pacific island of Tahiti. Its native name was simply ’ā’ā according to Latham though White gives "aa-maha".

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Cyanoramphus