Psittacella

The Psittacella genus includes four species of Tiger Parrots endemic to New Guinea. The English name is based on the tiger-striped backs.

Brehm’s Tiger Parrot is the largest of these species with a length of about 24 cm; the other species are small parrots with a length of about 14 – 19 cm.

They are not found or very rare in captivity.

Species

Psittacella brehmii
Brehm’s Tiger Parrot

Psittacella madaraszi
Madarasz’s Tiger Parrot

Psittacella modesta
Modest Tiger Parrot

Psittacella picta
Painted Tiger Parrot

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