Red Shining-Parrot

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

one species, the Red Shining-parrot, has been introduced to Tonga. The three species are also sometimes known as musk parrots. The shining-parrots have long tails, a languid crow-like flight and very bright plumage. It contains the following species: * Masked Shining-parrot (Prosopeia personata) * Red Shining-parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) * Crimson Shining-parrot (Prosopeia splendens) Stub icon This article relating to parrots is a stub. More

* Red Shining-parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) One of several birds in woodland. More

The Red Shining-parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) is endemic to the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji. Most populations exist in or near the forests on the islands of Kadavu and Ono. This parrot species was also introduced to southern Tonga - specifically Eua and Tongatapu Islands. Its favored habitats include subtropical or tropical moist lowland and mangrove forest areas. More

Red Shining-Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis = Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1788) Alternate common name(s): Maroon Shining Parrot, Red-breasted Shining-Parrot, Red Musk-Parrot Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Fiji Is.; (1) Taveuni and Qamea Is. (2) Vanua Levu, Kioa and Kadavu. (3) Koro Is. (4) Gau Is. More

The Red Shining-parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It endemic to the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji and was introduced to the islands of southern Tonga in prehistoric times. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Prosopeia
Species : tabuensis
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)