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Australian King Parrot

A male Australian King Parrot on a wooden roof

Adult Male

Female Australian King-Parrot perched on a tree stump

Female

Scientific Name: Alisterus scapularis

Size: 42 cm

What does it look like?

The Australian King Parrot is a striking bird. Adult males have an entirely red head, orange bill and pale green shoulder stripe, the female has a dark grey bill and a green head.

Where is it found?

It is distributed along the east coast and ranges of Australia.

What are its habitats & habits?

The Australian King Parrot is found in wet eucalypt forest, where it feeds on seeds, nectar, fruits and some insects, usually high in the canopy of the forest, but will enter suburban parks and gardens to feed, often becoming quite tame.

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