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Red Shining-parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) De Voeux Peak, Taveuni, Fiji Islands
Date June 2008
Author Aviceda

The maroon shining parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) or red shining-parrot is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It endemic to the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji and was introduced to the islands of southern Tonga in prehistoric times. The species is sometimes considered conspecific with the crimson shining-parrot of Kadavu. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prosopeia
Species: Prosopeia tabuensis (Gmelin, 1788)

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Scientific Name: Prosopeia tabuensis (Gmelin, 1788)
Common Names: Maroon Shining Parrot, Red Shining-Parrot
French: Perruche pompadour; German: Pompadoursittich; Spanish: Papagayo granate
Taxonomy: Psittacus tabuensis J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Eua, Tongatapu Group, Tonga Islands = Fiji (whence introduced to Tonga).
Synonyms: Platycercus tabuensis
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