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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Psittacinae
Tribe: Platycercini

A broad-tailed parrot is any of about 35-40 species belonging to the tribe Platycercini, sometimes considered a subfamily (Platycercinae). The members of the subfamily are small to medium in size, and all are native to Australasia, Australia in particular, but also New Zealand, New Caledonia, and nearby islands.


  • Genus Prosopeia
    • Crimson Shining Parrot, Prosopeia splendens
      Masked Shining Parrot, Prosopeia personata
      Red Shining Parrot, Prosopeia tabuensis
  • Genus Eunymphicus
    • Horned Parakeet, Eunymphicus cornutus
      Uvea Parakeet, Eunymphicus uvaeensis
  • Genus Cyanoramphus
    • Black-fronted Parakeet, Cyanoramphus zealandicus (extinct, c.1850)
      Society Parakeet, Cyanoramphus ulietanus (extinct, late 18th century)
      Antipodes Parakeet, Cyanoramphus unicolor
      Red-crowned Parakeet, Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
    • Subantarctic Red-crowned Parakeet, Cyanoramphus erythrotis
      • Reischek's Parakeet, Cyanoramphus (erythrotis) hochstetteri
    • Yellow-fronted Parakeet, Cyanoramphus auriceps
      Chatham Parakeet, Cyanoramphus forbesi
      Malherbe's Parakeet, Cyanoramphus malherbi
  • Genus Platycercus
    • Western Rosella, Platycercus icterotis
    • Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans
      • Adelaide Rosella, Platycercus (elegans) adelaidae
        Yellow Rosella, Platycercus (elegans) flaveolus
    • Green Rosella, Platycercus caledonicus
    • Pale-headed Rosella, Platycercus adscitus
      • Eastern Rosella, Platycercus (adscitus) eximius
    • Northern Rosella, Platycercus venustus
  • Genus Barnardius - sometimes included in Platycercus
    • Australian Ringneck, Barnardius zonarius (includes Port Lincoln, Mallee Ringneck, Cloncurry and Twenty Eight parakeets)
  • Genus Purpureicephalus
    • Red-capped Parrot, Purpureicephalus spurius
  • Genus Lathamus
    • Swift Parrot, Lathamus discolor
  • Genus Northiella - often included in Psephotus
    • Blue Bonnet, Northiella haematogaster
  • Genus Psephotus
    • Red-rumped Parrot, Psephotus haematonotus
      Mulga Parrot, Psephotus varius
      Golden-shouldered Parrot, Psephotus chrysoptergius
      Hooded Parrot, Psephotus dissimilis
      Paradise Parrot, Psephotus pulcherrimus (extinct, late 1920s)
  • Genus Melopsittacus
  • Genus Neopsephotus - sometimes included in Neophema
    • Bourke's Parrot, Neopsephotus bourkii
  • Genus Neophema
    • Blue-winged Parrot, Neophema chrysostoma
      Elegant Parrot, Neophema elegans
      Rock Parrot, Neophema petrophilla
      Orange-bellied Parrot, Neophema chrysogaster
      Turquoise Parrot, Neophema pulchella
      Scarlet-chested Parrot, Neophema splendida
  • Genus Pezoporus
    • Ground Parrot, Pezoporus wallicus
      Night Parrot, Pezoporus occidentalis - formerly Geopsittacus

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