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Bird Australian King parrot (Alisterus scapularis)

Blake

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Scientific Name: Alisterus scapularis

Common Name: Australian King Parrot

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: East Coast of Australia

Habitat: Rainforests or wet sclerophyll forests

Field Notes: Similar in appearance to the crimson rosella and often seen traveling with them.

The adult male has a red head, breast, and lower undersides, with a blue band on the back of the neck between the red above and green on the back, the wings are green and each has a pale green shoulder band, the tail is green, and the rump is blue. The male has a reddish-orange upper mandible with a black tip, a black lower mandible with an orange base, and yellow irises. The plumage of the female is much different to the male having a green head and breast, a grey beak, and the pale shoulder band is small or absent. Juveniles of both sexes have brown irises and a yellowish beak, and otherwise resemble the female. (Wikipedia)

Images By Blake - 2011 - Location: Australia Zoo

Male and Female
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Dusty Miller

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Juvenile Male (teenage) King parrot losing last of juvenile plumage. Also two females.
 
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