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Psittaciformes > Psittaculidae

Red-cheeked Parrot

Geoffroyus geoffroyi

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Compact, bulky medium-sized green parrot of wet forests in Cape York and lowlands of New Guinea. Male has rose-pink face, violet crown, reddish upper mandible, and pale eye. Female has brown head, pale eye, and dusky bill; juvenile greenish overall with dark eye and orange bill that turns gray. In flight, bright pale blue underwings contrast with green belly and pink face in male. Much larger than tiny Double-eyed Fig-Parrot. Calls include high-pitched squeaks (similar to Australian King-Parrot) and repeated incisive squeaks.

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