BLUE-WINGED PARROT FACTS
The Blue-winged Parrot has an olive-green head and upper body, with dark blue patch on wings. with yellow patch on face. The tail is green-blue, with yellow sides. The underparts are yellow with some orange-yellow on belly. The face has a yellow patch and there is a dark blue band across the forehead. The female is similar to the male, but with slightly duller colours.
Blue-banded Parrot, Blue-banded Grass-Parrot, Blue-winged Grass-Parakeet.
grasslands and grassy woodlands in coastal areas through to semi-arid zones.
seeds of grasses and herbs
nests in a tree hollow. Lays 4-6 eggs on a bed of wood dust.
Main populations are in Tasmania and Victoria. Less common in western New South Wales extending into eastern SA and south-west Queensland.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Blue-winged Parrot|
Relatives in same Genus
Orange-bellied Parrot (N. chrysogaster)
Elegant Parrot (N. elegans)
Rock Parrot (N. petrophila)
Turquoise Parrot (N. pulchella)
Scarlet-chested Parrot (N. splendida)