Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Rennell Parrot (Geoffroyus hyacinthinus)


French: Perruche de Rennell German: Rennellpapagei Spanish: Lorito de la Rennell

Geoffroyus heteroclitus hyacinthinus


, 1931,

Rennell, Solomon Islands


Hitherto treated as conspecific with G. heteroclitus, but differs in its larger size, notably in tail length (effect size 8.68, score 3); in male, much more extensive and richer lavender-blue full collar, extending onto breast (3); in female, grey-blue of head deeper in colour and stronger on ear-coverts (1). Monotypic.

What do (1) and (2) mean? Learn more about the scoring system.

Rennell I, in S Solomons.

Descriptive notes

24–25 cm. Previously considered conspecific with G. heteroclitus (see Taxonomy comments). Upper mandible yellow, lower grey; head yellow, brighter around forehead... read more


No known differences between this species and G. heteroclitus, but poorly studied.


Presumably similar to that occupied by G. heteroclitus.

Food and feeding

No information.


Nothing known.


None known.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Population estimated crudely at 5000–20,000 individuals, but no information on trends. Highly... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Rennell Parrot (Geoffroyus hyacinthinus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 December 2019).