The Red-crowned Parakeet (Macquarie Island) is an extinct subspecies of the Red-crowned Parakeet. It was endemic to Macquarie Island and last seen in 1890. Other subspecies still exist on New Zealand and other islands of the south west Pacific. It was a medium-sized green parrot with bright green head with red cap and eye-stripe. There was a red patch on each side of the rump. Note that the photos on this page are of the existing New Zealand subspecies.
Red-crowned Parakeet (Macquarie Island)
It was endemic to Macquarie Island but is now extinct
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:||Red-crowned Parakeet|
Relatives in same Genus
Norfolk Island Parakeet (C. cookii)