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  Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)





Red-rumped Parrot | Psephotus haematonotus photo
Male Red-rumped parrot.

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Red-rumped Parrot | Psephotus haematonotus photo
Male and female. The female is duller in colour.

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



RED-RUMPED PARROT FACTS

Description
The Red-rumped Parrot is a medium-sized greenish parrot. the male has a blue-green head, a red rump, with yellow underside. The female is a duller, olive-green, with a green rump and lighter underside.

Size
26cm

Habitat
grasslands, woodlands, farmlands

Food
seeds, grasses, fruit and flowers

Breeding
Nests in a hollow in a eucalypt tree. Lays 3-7 eggs on dust at bottom of the hollow.

Range
Found in most of New South Wales and Victoria, and southern parts of Queensland.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Psephotus
Species:haematonotus
Common Name:Red-rumped Parrot

Relatives in same Genus
  Golden-shouldered Parrot (P. chrysopterygius)
  Hooded Parrot (P. dissimilis)
  Mulga Parrot (P. varius)