RED-CAPPED PARROT FACTS
The male Red-capped Parrot is dark green with red cap on head, lime green cheeks and rump, pale purple chest, with red under the tail. The female is duller with greyish mauve underside, and may have some green on crown. Immatures are similar to female with green crown and may have some red on forehead
Red-capped Parakeet, King Parrot
Eucalypt forest and woodlands, farmland with stands of trees, treed parks and gardens.
The long bill is adapted to removing seeds from capsules of Eucalypts especially the Marri (E. calophylla). Also eats seeds of other eucalypts, casuarinas, grevilleas, hakeas and grasses.
Nests in hollow of eucalypt tree high above the ground. Lays 4-6 white eggs.
southern parts of Western Australia
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:||Red-capped Parrot|