Finsch's Pygmy-Parrot Micropsitta finschii

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A tiny, mostly green parrot, paler green below, with a yellowish undertail and blue uppertail. Some have a bluish cast to the crown. Male has a small orange patch on the belly. Prefers mostly primary forest, but also occurs in secondary habitats up to around 1000 meters of elevation, though often much lower. Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot differs in its diagnostic pale face, red in males, with strong blue collar and red belly in males, limited blue cap in females. Similar Bismarck Hanging-Parrot is longer-tailed and has blue underwings in flight. Finsch’s call is a typically high-pitched “tsit” or “tsee.”

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