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27â€“28 cm (10Â½-11 in)
'Female: similar but duller. Lacks the yellow frontal band of the male
Arid lightly wooded grassland, mallee and scrub; often near water such as riverbeds.
Their diet consists mostly of seeds from grass, herbs, trees and shrubs; also fruits,mistletoe, blossoms, and flower buds, and various plant and vegetable matter. Insects and insect larvae are also consumed.
They nest in a hollow limb or tree hole. The clutch consists of 4 - 6 eggs which are incubated for about 19 days. After 4 - 5 weeks the young fledge and are independent after approx. another 2 - 3 weeks.
Sedentary or locally nomadic.
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