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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.

distribution map showing range of Aprosmictus erythropterus 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:Aprosmictus
Species:erythropterus
Common Name:Red-winged Parrot