Madarasz's tiger parrot

Madarasz's tiger parrot (Psittacella madaraszi) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae native to New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Madarasz's tiger parrot
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Psittacella
P. madaraszi
Binomial name
Psittacella madaraszi
Meyer, 1886

Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Hungarian ornithologist Gyula von Madarász.[2]


Madarasz's tiger parrot is a relatively small parrot, with a height of about 14 cm and an average weight of around 34-44 grams. Males and females feature an olive/brown head. From crown to hindneck, it has yellow feathers, giving it speckled appearance. The throat area has a more dull yellow hue. The upper breast is olive in color. It has green tail feathers with red undertail coverts. The beak is a light blue/grey tipped with white. Females have a blue wash on the forehead and an orange wash on the nape and hindneck.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Psittacella madaraszi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22684940A93051763. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22684940A93051763.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 218.
  3. ^ Trust, World Parrot. "Madarasz's Tiger Parrot (Psittacella madaraszi) | Parrot Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2017-04-19.