The genus Alisterus genus consist of three King-Parrot species and several sub-species that are native to a wide range in eastern Australia, New Guinea, Papuan Islands Sula Islands and Maluku Islands in Indonesia.

King Parakeets are medium-sized parakeets of approx. 35-43 cm, characterized by red and green colors, a long tail and a relatively small beak.

Species and subspecies

  • Alisterus amboinensis - Moluccan King-Parrot
    • Alisterus amboinensis amboinensis
    • Alisterus amboinensis buruensis
    • Alisterus amboinensis dorsalis
    • Alisterus amboinensis hypophonius
    • Alisterus amboinensis sulaensis
    • Alisterus amboinensis versicolor
  • Alisterus chloropterus - Papuan King-Parrot
    • Alisterus chloropterus callopterus
    • Alisterus chloropterus chloropterus
    • Alisterus chloropterus moszkowskii
  • Alisterus scapularis - Australian King-Parrot
    • Alisterus scapularis minor
    • Alisterus scapularis scapularis