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Pezoporus
Pezoporus
occidentalis Pezoporus
Pezoporus
wallicus Pezoporus
Pezoporus
flaviventris

Species distributions:

Night parrot: light red = historical; red dots = recent sightings Eastern ground parrot: orange Western ground parrot: yellow = historical; green = current

Synonyms

Geopsittacus

The genus Pezoporus
Pezoporus
contains three Australian species: the night parrot ( Pezoporus
Pezoporus
occidentalis) and the cryptic ground parrots, the eastern ground parrot ( Pezoporus
Pezoporus
wallicus) and the western ground parrot ( Pezoporus
Pezoporus
flaviventris). The night parrot was previously separated in a distinct genus, Geopsittacus. The genus is part of the tribe Pezoporini. Species list[edit]

Genus Pezoporus

Pezoporus

Common name (binomial name) Status Image Description Range and habitat

Night parrot ( Pezoporus
Pezoporus
occidentalis) Endangered[1]

About 22–25 cm long. Predominantly a yellowish green, mottled with dark brown, blacks and yellows. Interior of Australia,[2] recent sightings from Diamantina National Park, Pilbara
Pilbara
region, Western Australia
Australia
and Cloncurry, Queensland.[3]

Eastern ground parrot ( Pezoporus
Pezoporus
wallicus) Least Concern[4]

About 30 cm long. Generally green plumage, with black and yellow marking. Narrow orange-red band to forehead. Underside of flight-feathers with pale yellow wing-stripe. Bill, cere and feet greyish brown. Coastal regions of south-eastern Australia
Australia
and Tasmania[2]

Western ground parrot ( Pezoporus
Pezoporus
flaviventris) Endangered[5]

Coastal regions of south-western Australia.[2] Only around 110 individuals remain of this species, restricted to Cape Arid and Fitzgerald River National Parks along the southern coast.[5]

References[edit]

^ BirdLife International (2008). " Pezoporus
Pezoporus
occidentalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 January 2009.  ^ a b c Forshaw, Joseph M.; Cooper, William T. (1981) [1973, 1978]. Parrots of the World (corrected second ed.). David & Charles, Newton Abbot, London. ISBN 0-7153-7698-5.  ^ " Pezoporus occidentalis
Pezoporus occidentalis
— Night Parrot". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2009-01-02.  ^ BirdLife International (2008). " Pezoporus
Pezoporus
wallicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 January 2009.  ^ a b Murphy, Stephen A.; Joseph, Leo; Burbidge, Allan H.; Austin, Jeremy (2010). (fulltext) "A cryptic and critically endangered species revealed by mitochondrial DNA analyses: the Western Ground Parrot". Conservation Genetics 12 (2): 595–600. DOI:10.1007/s10592-010-0161-1. Retrieved 18 November 2010.

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q301232 ADW: Pezoporus EoL: 20103 iNaturalist: 19110 ITIS: 177598 NCBI: 35539

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