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This was a sim lorikeet-like parrot with most of its body a lovely emerald green. There was a small patch of yellow above the beak and a bar of yeallow on the wings. The back of the neck had a patch of red and the lower belly showed some orange.
Tail feathers and tips of wings were tinged purple.
The bill was a blue-grey edged with black.
Spotted on open scrubland in a national park -NSW. The species ranges across the dry interior of the continent and is endemic to the arid scrublands of the interior.
Females are said to be less colourful. The brilliantly coloured male parrots stood-out against the drab grey of the open woodland.
They nest in tree hollows.