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Red-winged Parrot

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Photo by peterdayEast Point, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, May 2015
Photo by peterday
East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, May 2015
Aprosmictus erythropterus

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[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto by peterdayEast Point, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, May 2015
Female
Photo by peterday
East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, May 2015

30-33cm (12-13 ins)
Males

  • Red wings
  • Bright green body
  • Black nape
  • Blue lower back and rump
  • Yellow tipped tail
  • Orange bill
  • Grey feet

Females

  • Yellowish-green body
  • Red and pink trimmings on wings
  • Light blue lower back
  • Dark iris

[edit] Distribution

Australia and Papua New Guinea

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Male, Subspecies erythropterusPhoto by Hans&Judy BesteSouth West Queensland, June 2017
Male, Subspecies erythropterus
Photo by Hans&Judy Beste
South West Queensland, June 2017

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. e. coccineopterus:
  • A. e. erythropterus:
  • Interior eastern Australia

[edit] Habitat

Eucalypt forests, riverine thickets, forest edges, acacia scrub, savanna, mangroves, and farmlands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of seeds from eucalyptus, acacia and hopbush, also mistletoe berries, flowers, and insects.

[edit] Breeding

They use a hollow space in a tree as a nest. The clutch consists of 3-6 white eggs which are incubated by the female while the male searches for food. The chicks are dependent on the adults for about five weeks.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)
  3. Wikipedia

[edit] External Links

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