The monotypic Lathamus genus include a single species: Swift Parrot.

It is a slim parrot about 25 cm long with pointed wings and a long pointed tail.

The Swift Parrot breeds in Tasmania and then migrate to the mainland Australia during the winter season.

According to [IUCN] the Swift Parrot is Critically Endangered.


Lathamus discolor
Swift Parrot


Species & Subspecies

  • Lathamus discolor (Shaw, 1790) - Swift Parrot