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Eunymphicus cornutus (Horned Parakeet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The horned parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) is a species of parrot in the genus Eunymphicus, in the family Psittaculidae. Eunymphicus cornutus is a medium-sized parrot endemic to New Caledonia. It is called "horned" because it has two black feathers that protrude from the head and have red tips.
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Eunymphicus cornutus cornutus (Horned parakeet)
Eunymphicus cornutus uvaeensis (Ouvea horned parakeet) (Attributes)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.60587
EDGE Score: 2.91363


Adult Weight [1]  130 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Nectarivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  60 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  50 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %
Clutch Size [4]  3
Incubation [3]  21 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  20 years
Snout to Vent Length [5]  13 inches (32 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
New Caledonia dry forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
New Caledonia rain forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
de la Haute Yate Special Fauna Reserve 39290 New Caledonia  
Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park 20001 Tennessee, United States
Parc Territorial de la Riviere Bleue Territorial Park 22351 New Caledonia  
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Caledonia New Caledonia Yes

Prey / Diet

Agathis lanceolata (Koghis kauri)[3]
Carica papaya (papaya)[3]
Lantana camara (lantana)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Pteropus tonganus (Pacific flying fox)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Mulhouse Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Stichting Nederlands Opvang Papegaaien
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de 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
2Hamish 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
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Masello JF, Quillfeldt P (2002) Chick growth and breeding success of the burrowing parrot Condor 104:574–586
5Nathan 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
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.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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