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The Australian King Parrot has a large body - scarlet and green with a red beak, blue rump and long square-tipped tail. The male has a scarlet head and the female and immature birds have a green head.
Rainforest, scrub, wet eucalypt forest, riverine forest, coastal woodland, orchards, parks and gardens. Widespread in Greater Brisbane Region but more common along coast and adjacent ranges.
We have a pair of King Parrots who come into our garden every year and they are spectacular. The scarlet colouring of the male is breathtaking and I think he is my favourite parrot. They are larger in size than the rainbow lorikeets.