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King Parrot

Alisterus scapularis


Male Australian King-Parrots are the only Australian parrots with a completely red head. Females are similar to males except that they have a completely green head and breast. Both sexes have a red belly and a green back, with green wings and a long green tail. King parrots are normally encountered in pairs or family groups.


King-Parrots are usually found in rainforests or wet sclerophyll forests. Distibution: King-Parrots are found along the east coast and ranges of Australia, ranging from Cooktown in Queensland through to Port Campbell in Victoria.

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Jinga 9 years ago


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2000, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 6, 2011
Submitted on Nov 6, 2011

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