The male Scarlet-chested Parrot is green above with bright blue head and bright scarlet chest with yellow underside. The female is green above and yellow underneath, with blue face and blue wings. (The female looks very similar to female Turquoise parrot but has more blue on the face). Immatures are like female but duller.
Splendid Parrot, Splendid Grass Parrot
18 - 21cm
open eucalypt woodland, mallee, mulga scrub, spinifex and saltbush heaths with some taller shrubs and trees
seeds, fruits, flowers
nests in hollow in mallee or mulga, from quite low to 8m above ground. Lays 3 - 5 white oval eggs.
inland southern parts of Western Australia and South 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:||Scarlet-chested Parrot|
Relatives in same Genus
Orange-bellied Parrot (N. chrysogaster)
Blue-winged Parrot (N. chrysostoma)
Elegant Parrot (N. elegans)
Rock Parrot (N. petrophila)
Turquoise Parrot (N. pulchella)