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Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot
04 34 058 Micropsitta keiensis keiensis
Micropsitta keiensis keiensis
Information
Range Papua New Guinea
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Psittacoidea
Family Psittaculidae
Psittaculinae
Micropsittini
Genus Micropsitta
Species Micropsitta keiensis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Yellow-capped pygmy parrot (Micropsitta keiensis), is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. It is found in Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Like many parrots, this pygmy parrot is affectionate to its mate. It is currently unknown if they remain monogamous for life like many bigger parrots because of their isolated location, which is difficult to reach.

It has three subspecies, the nominate, Micropsitta keiensis chloroxantha and Micropsitta keiensis viridipectus.

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