Brehm's tiger parrot

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Brehm's Tiger Parrot
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Psittacimorphae
Order Psittaciformes
Family Information
Family Psittacidae
Tribe Information
Tribe Psittaculini
Genus Information
Genus Psittacella
Species Information
Species P. brehmii
Subspecies P. brehmii brehmii
P. brehmii harterti
P. brehmii intermixta
P. brehmii pallida
Population statistics
Conservation status Least concern[1]

Brehm's tiger parrot (Psittacella brehmii) is a species of bird from the family Psittacidae, and found on the island of New Guinea. It is named after the German zoologist Alfred Brehm.


Brehm's tiger parrot is approximately 9.4 inches long, and weighs 3.3-4.2 ounces. The male has a gray beak, the head is dark brown with a yellow stripe on the side. Neck and back are green-black banded, the wings, belly and the upper tail green, the tail bottom brown. In the female the yellow head stripe is missing and the breast is yellow-black banded. The young chicks resemble the female.


The four subspecies habitat includes tropical mountain and montane forests, and sub-alpine bushy areas at an altitude of 4,600 to 7,200 feet; on the Huon peninsula they range up to 11,400 feet.

  • Psittacella brehmii brehmii; Vogelkop Peninsula
  • Psittacella brehmii harterti; Huon Peninsula
  • Psittacella brehmii intermixta; Snow and Weyland Mountains; Mt. Goliath
  • Psittacella brehmii pallida; Central mountain range
Brehm's tiger parrot; female