Double-eyed Fig-parrot (species: Cyclopsitta diophthalma) in Yungaburra, QLD (Gaia Guide)
Cyclopsitta diophthalma
Double-eyed Fig-parrot

©David Cook: Double-eyed Fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma)

©Tom Tarrant: Double-eyed Fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma) Race marshalli
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Cyclopsitta
Species Cyclopsitta diophthalma
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Most subspecies of the Double-eyed Fig Parrot are sexually dimorphic, with males having more red (less silvery and blue) to the face than the females. They are predominantly green with a very short tail, a disproportionately large head and bill, and red and blue facial markings. The name is derived from the cheek patches of some subspecies that vaguely resemble eyes. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 14 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 25 cm to 28 cm


Interesting facts

  • It is the smallest parrot in Australia. (Wikipedia)


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Audio recordings



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Foraging is done in pairs or in a flock of only a few individuals. They tend to fly in a quick and direct manner. (Wikipedia)


The Double-eyed Fig-parrot generally forages for figs, berries, seeds, nectar, and the grubs of wood-boring insects. (Wikipedia)

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