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Polytelis alexandrae (Princess Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The colourful princess parrot (Polytelis alexandrae) is an Australian bird of the parrot family. Its name was given in honour of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who later married the Prince of Wales Edward VII and eventually became the Queen of England. Other names for the species include: Queen Alexandra parrot (or parakeet), Alexandra's parakeet, Princess of Wales parakeet, rose-throated parakeet, and spinifex parrot. Their plumage is mostly green with a pink throat, bluish crown and rump, and bright green shoulders.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
31
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.78964
EDGE Score: 2.74594

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  104 grams
Birth Weight [2]  7.8 grams
Female Weight [1]  112 grams
Male Weight [1]  96 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  16.7 %
Diet [3]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [3]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  70 %
Forages - Canopy [3]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  40 %
Forages - Understory [3]  40 %
Clutch Size [5]  5
Incubation [4]  21 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground and non-acrobatic aerial display
Mating System [2]  Monogamy (mostly)
Maximum Longevity [6]  24 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  18 inches (46 cm)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ngaanyatjarra Indigenous Protected Area 24623181 Western Australia, Australia      
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park II 332429 Northern Territory, Australia

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo)1
Psephotus varius (Mulga Parrot)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ascaridia platyceri <Unverified Name>[8]
Dispharynx nasuta <Unverified Name>[9]
Echinophilopterus angustoclypeatus[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
7del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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