The Double-eyed Fig Parrot is a very small parrot from New Guinea and Australia. There are eight subspecies, with three found in Australia: spp macleayana (Macleay's Fig Parrot); spp marshalli (Marshall's Fig Parrot); spp coxeni (Coxen's Fig Parrot). They are all small green parrots with short bill and yellow stripe along the side. The most obvious variation is the face markings. Macleay's Fig Parrot - male has blue patch around eye and red patch below eye, also red patch on forehead; female has blue patch around eye and greyish patch below eye, also red patch on forehead. Marshall's Fig Parrot: male has red cap and red face below eye; female has blue cap, blue under eye and white face under eye. Coxen's Fig Parrot - has orange face below eye, male and female are similar.
Blue-faced Fig Parrot, Red-faced Fig Parrot, Dwarf Fig Parrot, Two-eyed Fig Parrot, Macleay's Fig Parrot, Marshall's Fig Parrot, Coxen's Fig Parrot
rainforest with fig trees, mangroves, gardens
figs, berries, seeds, nectar, insect larvae
nests in hollows usually in rotten tree. The bird excavates its own nesting hollow.
spp macleayana (Macleay's Fig Parrot) is found in north Queensland from around Cooktown to Mackay. spp marshalli (Marshall's Fig Parrot) is found in far north Cape York Peninsula east Queensland. spp coxeni (Coxen's Fig Parrot) is found in south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Double-eyed Fig Parrot|