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Parrots of the Pacific Islands

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The Pacific Island region covers more than 300,000 square miles of land—of which New Zealand and the island of New Guinea make up approximately nine-tenths—and millions of square miles of ocean.  

Although also in the Pacific Ocean, the definition of the Pacific Islands conventionally excludes the neighbouring island continent of Australia as well as the Asia-related Indonesian, Philippine, and Japanese islands.

Thousands of small islands dot this area of the world and are divided amongst three major island regions:

Micronesia - Palau, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands

Melanesia - Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea

Polynesia - New Zealand, Samoa, Cook Islands

The climate of the Pacific Islands is generally tropical (except in New Zealand, which has a temperate climate), with temperatures, humidity, and rainfall relatively uniform throughout the year. Temperature varies from averages in the low 80s F (about 28 °C) to an average in the low 60s F (about 15 °C) on Norfolk Island, one of the southernmost Pacific Islands.

For more information on parrots native to the Pacific Islands check out the links below: 

New Zealand Parrots

Cyanoramphus

Nestor

Strigops

  • Kakapo - (Strigops habroptilus)

Parrots from Pacific Islands

Chalcopsitta

Charmosyna

Cyclopsitta

Eclectus

Eunymphicus

Geoffroyus

Lorius

Micropsitta

Phigys

Prosopeia

Trichoglossus

Vini

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