Parrots (Psittacidae)

Red-cheeked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi) - HBW 4, p. 388

French: Perruche de Geoffroy German: Rotkopfpapagei Spanish: Lorito Carirrojo

Taxonomy: Psittacus Geoffroyi Bechstein, 1811, New Holland; error = Timor.
Genus has occasionally been merged into Psittinus. Proposed races sumbavensis and tjindanae are synonyms of floresianus; stresemanni of rhodops; explorator too may be synonymous with rhodops. Sixteen subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cyanicollis (S. Müller, 1841) - N Moluccas.
  • obiensis (Finsch, 1868) - Obi group, NC Moluccas.
  • rhodops (Schlegel, 1864) - S Moluccas.

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  • cyanicollis (S. Müller, 1841) - N Moluccas.
  • obiensis (Finsch, 1868) - Obi group, NC Moluccas.
  • rhodops (Schlegel, 1864) - S Moluccas.
  • explorator Hartert, 1901 - Seram Laut Is (E of Seram).
  • keyensis Finsch, 1868 - Kai Is.
  • floresianus Salvadori, 1891 - W Lesser Sundas.
  • geoffroyi (Bechstein, 1811) - E Lesser Sundas.
  • timorlaoensis A. B. Meyer, 1884 - Tanimbar Is.
  • pucherani Souancé, 1856 - W Papuan Is and NW New Guinea.
  • minor Neumann, 1922 - N New Guinea.
  • jobiensis (A. B. Meyer, 1874) - Yapen and Meos Num, Geelvink Bay.
  • mysoriensis (A. B. Meyer, 1874) - Biak and Numfor, Geelvink Bay.
  • orientalis A. B. Meyer, 1891 - Huon Peninsula (NE New Guinea).
  • sudestiensis De Vis, 1890 - Misima and Tagula in Louisiade Archipelago.
  • cyanicarpus Hartert, 1899 - Rossel in Louisiade Archipelago.
  • aruensis (G. R. Gray, 1858) - Aru Is, S New Guinea, E Papuan islands and extreme N Queensland.