Superb ParrotEdit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ==Description==

ge at the age of about one year.[2]

Superb Parrot
Adult male in Canberra, Australia
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Polytelini
Genus: Polytelis
Species: P. swainsonii
Binomial name
Polytelis swainsonii

(Desmarest, 1826)

[2][3]A juvenile in a pet shop. Note brown iris

The Superb Parrot (also known as Barraband's Parrot, Barraband's Parakeet, or Green Leek Parrot),[1][2][3] (Polytelis swainsonii) is a parrot native to southeastern Australia. It is a monomorphic species and one of three species in the genus Polytelis.




First described by French naturalist Desmarest in 1826, the Superb Parrot, a monomorphic species,[4] is one of three species in the genus Polytelis of long-tailed parrots. Common names include Superb Parrot and, in avicultural circles, Barraband's Parrot or Parakeet,[5] or Green Leek (although the last is applied to several unrelated species).[6] Its closest relative is the Regent Parrot.[citation needed]