Parrots (Psittacidae)

Yellow-capped Pygmy-parrot (Micropsitta keiensis) - HBW 4, p. 365

French: Micropsitte pygmée German: Gelbkappen-Spechtpapagei Spanish: Microloro de las Kai

Taxonomy: Nasiterna keiensis Salvadori, 1875, Kai Islands.
Forms a superspecies with M. geelvinkiana and M. pusio. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • keiensis (Salvadori, 1875) - Kai Is and Aru Is.
  • chloroxantha Oberholser, 1917 - W Papuan Is, Vogelkop and Onin Peninsula, W Irian Jaya.
  • viridipectus (Rothschild, 1911) - S New Guinea.