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Red-Shouldered Paroquet

PSITTACUS DISCOLOR

Psittacus macrourus viridis, rectricibus basi ferrugineis, humeris subtus sanguineis.

Long-tailed Green Parrot, with the tail feathers ferruginous towards the base, the shoulders blood-red beneath.

This species, which appears to be new, is of that sort generally termed Paroquets. It is about ten inches in length: the general colour of the bird a fine green: the outer edge of the wing, near the shoulders, blue: the edge of the shoulders deep red; the under part the same. On the sides of the body a patch of red: round the beak a few red feathers: long feathers of the wings of a deep blackish-blue, edged slightly with yellow: tail deep ferruginous toward the base, each feather becoming blue at the tip: bill and feet pale brown.

Colour plate facing page 263 of 'Red Shouldered Paroquet'



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