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Bird Red Rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonous)

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Common Name: Red Rumped Parrot

Scientific Name: Psephotus haematonous

Family: Psittacidae

Order: Psittaciformes

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: south-eastern Australia, throughout most of New South Wales (less so on the coast) and Victoria, with an isolated population in north-eastern South Australia and south-western Queensland.

Habitat: open grasslands or lightly timbered plains, as well as along watercourses and in mallee farmlands with access to water.

Field Notes: medium-sized, slender parrots. The adult male is bright green, with a blue-green head, a red rump, and yellow shoulders and belly. The female is a duller, olive-green, with a green rump and faint yellow or light green scales on the belly. Young birds of both sexes are duller in colour.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD

View attachment 920Male and female (will try and get better pics)
View attachment 919Male feeding juvenille
Photo By Auscraft Sept 2011
 
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Hairyman

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Range seems to be expanding,was not in South Burnett 25 years ago.
 

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Male red rumped parrot front and rear view.

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Photos by Dusty and auscraft Gordonbrook Dam, Jan 2012.
 
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Here are some different views of the female red rumped parrot.
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Size: 24-30 cm.

There are 2 races of this species. The species in these photos is Race haematonotus with olive dull olive feathering.
Race caerulerus is distributed predominantly in SW Qld, and NE S.A. Females are greyer with an orange rump.

Reference:
Simpson, K. & N. Day. (2004). Field guide to the birds of Australia. 7th edition.

Photos by Dusty and auscraft Gordonbrook Dam, Belke Petersen Dam, my yard 2011- 2012, QLD.
 
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