Parrots (Psittacidae)

Blue-rumped Parrot (Psittinus cyanurus) - HBW 4, p. 387

French: Perruche à croupion bleu German: Rotachselpapagei Spanish: Lorito Dorsiazul
Other common names: Blue-rumped Parakeet

Taxonomy: Psittacus cyanurus J. R. Forster, 1795, Malacca.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cyanurus (J. R. Forster, 1795) - S Myanmar and S Thailand S through W Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo; apparently in Indochina in 19th century.
  • abbotti Richmond, 1902 - Simeulue and Siumat, off NW Sumatra.
  • pontius Oberholser, 1912 - Mentawai Is, off W Sumatra.