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  Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)





Red-winged Parrot | Aprosmictus erythropterus photo
Red-winged Parrot photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



RED-WINGED PARROT FACTS

Description
The Red-winged Parrot is a green parrot with large red shoulder patches. It is seen in pairs or small flocks in open woodland areas.

Size
32cm

Habitat
dry woodlands, timber-lined watercourses and arid scrub

Food
seeds, nectar, pollen and blossoms, insects and larvae

Breeding
Eggs are laid in the hollow trunk of a tall tree, often near the ground. Lays 4-6 eggs.

Range
northern and eastern Australia and are also found in southern New Guinea and Irian Jaya.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Aprosmictus
Species:erythropterus
Common Name:Red-winged Parrot