AnAge entry for Polytelis swainsonii

Classification (HAGRID: 01292)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Polytelis
Species
Polytelis swainsonii
Common name
Superb parrot
Synonyms
Polytelis swainsoni

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
15.1 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One specimen lived 15.1 years in captivity [0669]. It has been reported that these animals can live up to 24.2 years in captivity [0979], which is possible but has not been verified; the same study reported that these animals can breed from about 2 years of age in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
153 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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