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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.

distribution map showing range of Psephotus haematonotus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




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)