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The swift parrot (Lathamus Discolor)



Family: Psittacidae





The swift parrot got its Latin name 'Lathamus Discolor' from the Britisch scientist Dr. John Latham (1740-1837). 'discolor’ points at the coloured feathers of the bird. 

Other names

In English the swift parrot is also called swift Lorikeet, swift-flying parakeet, swift-flying Lorikeet, red- shouldered parakeet or chink.  

In Dutch his name is swiftparkiet of zwaluwparkiet.