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Red-rumped parrot or Grass parrot

Psephotus haematonotus

Description:

Approx 11cm in length, males plumage is bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, blue highlights on the wings & upper back & a bright red rump. The female is less vibrant mainly olive and a duller green with blueish black wing tips.

Habitat:

Open grasslands & lightly timbered plains also along water courses

Notes:

This pair were preparing a hollow for breeding outside & next to the great flight aviary at Melbourne zoo.

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Excellent. I thought they were not around Melbourne. Good to know.

SeraArnold
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SeraArnold

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jul 13, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014

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