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Red-rumped Parrot

From Opus

Photo © by Nora Toolern Vale, Melbourne, Australia, October 2006
Photo © by Nora
Toolern Vale, Melbourne, Australia, October 2006
Psephotus haematonotus


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto © by NoraSW Toolern Vale, Victoria, May 2018
Photo © by Nora
SW Toolern Vale, Victoria, May 2018

27 cm (10½ in).

  • Green head and breast
  • Blue tinge to forehead and lower cheeks
  • Yellow belly
  • White white undertail-coverts
  • Red rump

Female duller

  • Pale olive underparts
  • Dull green wings and back
  • Blue-black wing tips
  • She lacks the red rump

[edit] Distribution

Graphics © by Nrg800
Graphics © by Nrg800

Endemic to Australia

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Adult and JuvenilePhoto © by MzunguDubbo, New South Wales, December 2018
Adult and Juvenile
Photo © by Mzungu
Dubbo, New South Wales, December 2018

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. h. caeruleus:
  • P. h. haematonotus:
  • Scrub and riverine woodlands of interior south-eastern Australia

[edit] Habitat

Savanna grassland. Open woodland, mallee, riverine growth. Parks and gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their mainly vegetarian diet consists of seeds, grass and herbaceous plants.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in a tree hollow (usually in a eucalyptus) but may also utilise fence posts and tree stumps.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)
  3. Wikipedia

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