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Alternative name: Alexandra's Parrot
34 to 46 cms long
Dry eucalyptus forests of interior central and western Australia. The best bets lately seems to have been in Western Australia, but with only small numbers seen. Also found in stands of Desert Oak (Allocasuarina decaisneana) with understorey of spinifex in north-western South Australia as recent as May, 2010.
This is a monotypic species.
It inhabits arid woodland and scrub with spinifex, eucalypts, acacias, etc.
Four to six rounded white eggs are laid in a hollow in a eucalypt or desert oak.
They feed on the seeds of grasses and shrubs.
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