Australian Museum Journal Description of a new species of parakeet, of the genus Platycercus, from north-west Australia

Shortform:
North, 1893, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(5): 83–84
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
1893
Title:
Description of a new species of parakeet, of the genus Platycercus, from north-west Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
2
Issue:
5
Start page:
83
End page:
84
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1893.1200
Language:
English
Date published:
30 September 1893
Cover date:
30 September 1893
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
11 September 2009
Reference number:
1200
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (96kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (305kb PDF)

Abstract

Platycercus occidentalis, sp. n.

Adult female.
—Across the forehead a faint indication of a narrow orange-brown band; head and hind neck dull brownishblack, the tips of the feathers above the forehead slightly tinged with green, cheeks light blue passing into bluish-green on the outer and lower sides of the throat; a narrow collar on the lower nape, the lower portion of the breast, and abdomen to the vent, bright lemon-yellow; chest, back, wings, scapulars and their coverts, and the outer sides of the thighs, verditer-green; the median portion of the apical half of the feathers of the chest slightly tinged with yellow; rump, upper, and under tail coverts, light verditer-green, the feathers of the latter having a faint yellowish tinge;