Image: Beautiful Parakeet - Psephotus pulcherrimus

Beautiful Parakeet - Psephotus pulcherrimus

Gould's names: Psephotus pulcherrimus, Beautiful Parakeet
Current names: Psephotus pulcherrimus, Paradise Parrot

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H.C. Richter for John Gould
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Last recorded in 1927

'The graceful form of this new Parakeet, combined with the extreme brilliancy of its plumage, render it one of the most lovely of the Psittacidae yet discovered; and in whatever light we regard it, whether as a beautiful ornament to our cabinets, or a desirable addition to our aviaries, it is still an object of no ordinary interest.'

John Gould, The Birds of Australia, 1840-48

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Tags John Gould, Extinct birds, Beautiful parakeet, Paradise parrot, Psephotus pulcherrimus,