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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Psittacidae.


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  • Other endemic taxa of land birds include the Auckland Islands Rail Lewinia muelleri (VU), the Antipodes Parakeet Cyanoramphus unicolor (VU), snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica (LR) on Campbell, Snares, Antipodes and Auckland Islands, tomtits (Petroica macrocephala) on Snares and Auckland Island, and the Banded Dotterel Charadrius bicinctus exilis.

    Subantarctic Islands, New Zealand

  • The Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service also runs a captive breeding program for the endangered Norfolk Island green parrot (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cookii).

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • Early settlers found islands covered with mixed-species subtropical rainforest, and inhabited by an abundant and highly endemic avifauna, including the Norfolk Island green parrot (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cookii).

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • The country's largest populations of endemic yellow-crowned parakeet Cyanoramphus auriceps is found in the South-West's tall lowland beech forests and dense podocarp forests.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • They also extirpated the Kermadec parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cyanurus), New Zealand pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), and spotless crake (Porzana tabuensis).

    Kermadec Islands subtropical moist forests

  • Jung A, Grund C, Muller I, Rautenschlein S (2009) Avian paramyxovirus serotype 3 infection in Neopsephotus, Cyanoramphus, and Neophema species.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Seventy-two species of birds have been recorded at Macquarie Island, comprising two endemic sub-species which became extinct in the 19th century (banded rail Rallus phillippensis macquariensis and red-fronted parakeet Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae erythrolis), 25 breeding species, four probably breeding, 38 non-breeding species and three species of domestic poultry which are no longer on the island).

    MacQuarie Island, Australia


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