Cyclopsitta coxeni (Gould, 1867)

Coxen's fig parrot, Blue-browed fig parrot, Red-faced fig parrot, Red-faced lorilet, Southern fig parrot, lorilet, Bundjalung, Butchulla, Turrbal, Yugara, Waka Waka, Yaegl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni Gould, 1867 (protonym); Opopsitta coxeni (Gould, 1867)


Conservation Status



Although there have been a number of reported sightings of the species after 2002, none of these have been independently verified (Garnett et al., 2022).



New South Wales & Queensland, Australia


Biology & Ecology







Above: lower pair represent Coxen's fig parrot, published in (Mathews, 1916-1917:pl.280).



Coxen's Fig-Parrot Recovery Team. (2001). Coxen's Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni) recovery plan 2001–2005. Report to Environment Australia, Canberra. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service: Brisbane.

Forshaw, Joseph M. and Cooper, William T. (1981). Australian Parrots. (2nd revised edition). Lansdowne Editions: Melbourne.

Garnett, Stephen T. and Crowley, Gabriel M. (2000). The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000. Environment Australia: Canberra.

Garnett, Stephen T., Hayward-Brown, Brittany K. et al. (2022). Australia's most imperilled vertebrates. Biological Conservation 270: 109561.

Holmes, Branden. (2021). What's Lost and What Remains: The Sixth Extinction in 100 Accounts (eBook). Self published.

Irby, Florence M. (1930). Coxen's Fig Parrot. Emu 29: 276-277.

Mathews, Gregory M. (1916-1917). The Birds of Australia, volume 6. London: Witherby & Co.

Mathews, Gregory M. (1920). The Birds of Australia, suppl. No. 1: Check List of the Birds of Australia: Orders Casuariiformes to Menuriformes. London: Witherby & Co.

Woinarski, John C. Z., Legge, Sarah M. and Garnett, Stephen T. (2024). Extinct Australian birds: numbers, characteristics, lessons and prospects. Emu 124(1): 8-20.


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