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Red-winged Parrot (male)

Aprosmictus erythropterus coccineopterus

Description:

These beautiful birds are a "medium-sized, stout parrot and is the only mainly green parrot with large red shoulder patches. The male is bright lime green with a black back and deep blue rump. The tail is green with a yellow tip. The bill and eye are red and the legs are grey." (Birdlife Australia: http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/red-... )

Habitat:

This lovely bird was just chilling in the Paperbark Tree (Melaleuca sp.) overhanging the water. This river wasn't flowing but it leads to the top of Adcock Gorge. Check out this little video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeDHBUCk... There is a view of the habitat at the end and also pic 3.

Notes:

These photos were taken on Ngarinyin Country in the Kimberley, Western Australia. In Ngarinyin language, this bird is known as Marrarrun di. Elder P. Nulgit tells the following story: Marrarrun di stole the fire from under the arm of the freshwater crocodile. Marrarrun di is the wife of Ililnjid nyindi (Varied Lorikeet [Trichoglossus versicolor]) - p125, Birds by the Ungarinyin (Ngarinyin), Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambera People of Mowanjum Community.

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4 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 a year ago

Thank you Single D! I'm glad you enjoyed the reading :)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 a year ago

Thank you Mark! I will keep my fingers crossed that you get the chance to see one in the wild :)

Single D
Single D a year ago

Yep, good reading. Good photos.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Great spotting Liana.
Another one I have never seen in the wild.

armadeus.4
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King Leopold Ranges, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jun 1, 2020
Submitted on Jul 6, 2020

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