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Bird Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)


Henry Arthur Readford
May 23, 2011
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Common Name: Red-winged Parrot

Scientific name: Aprosmictus erythropterus

Family: Psittacidae

Order: Psittaciformes

Distribution: Widespread in northern and eastern Australia.

Habitat: open, dry woodlands, timber-lined watercourses and arid scrub and sometimes in mangroves. They spend most of the day in trees.

Field Notes: medium-sized, stout parrot and is the only mainly green parrot with large red shoulder patches. The male is bright lime green with a black back and deep blue rump. The tail is green with a yellow tip. The bill and eye are red and the legs are grey. The female is similar, but with a smaller wing patch and dark green back and a paler rump. Red-winged Parrots are usually seen in pairs or flocks.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD

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1st pic shows the pair, 2nd shows Male, 3rd shows female and 4th shows back of male
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