Parrots (Psittacidae)

Red-fronted Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) - HBW 4, p. 371

French: Perruche de Sparrman German: Ziegensittich Spanish: Perico Maorí Cabecirrojo
Other common names: Red-crowned Parakeet; Norfolk Parakeet (cookii); New Caledonian Parakeet (saisseti)

Taxonomy: Psittacus Novae Zelandiae Sparrman, 1787, Dusky Sound, South Island.
Races cookii and saisseti sometimes considered separate species. Races erythrotis of Macquarie I and subflavescens of Lord Howe I extinct. Six extant subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • saisseti J. Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860 - New Caledonia.
  • cookii (G. R. Gray, 1859) - Norfolk I.
  • cyanurus Salvadori, 1891 - Kermadec Is.

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  • saisseti J. Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860 - New Caledonia.
  • cookii (G. R. Gray, 1859) - Norfolk I.
  • cyanurus Salvadori, 1891 - Kermadec Is.
  • novaezelandiae (Sparrman, 1787) - New Zealand, on North I, South I, Stewart I, Auckland Is and many offshore islands.
  • chathamensis Oliver, 1930 - Chatham Is.
  • hochstetteri (Reischek, 1889) - Antipodes Is.