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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.
Open grasslands & lightly timbered plains also along water courses
This pair were preparing a hollow for breeding outside & next to the great flight aviary at Melbourne zoo.
Spotted on Jul 13, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014