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Red-rumped Parrot

Psephotus haematonotus

Description:

Pair of Red-rumped Parrots. They are slim, elegant, moderate-sized parrots approximately 28 cm (11 in) in length. The male's plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights on the wings and upper back. The female's plumage is less vibrant, with pale olive underparts, dull green wings and back and blue-black wingtips. The characteristic red rump is only found in the male.

Habitat:

The Red-rumped Parrot is found in open grasslands or lightly timbered plains, as well as along watercourses and in mallee farmlands with access to water. It's a common bird of south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Notes:

Spotted this pair while out on the golf course this morning. The difference in colour between males and females is quite obvious in this shot.

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1 Comment

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Nice. I think I like the second shot the best - you can see the red rump. : ) That's a beautiful female though, she's so ashy-looking.

NathBig
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NathBig

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 23, 2014

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