BLUE BONNET FACTS
The Blue Bonnet is a grey-brown parrot with blue face and throat (It does not have blue on top of the head as the name suggests). The wings arte yellow, red and blue. There are three different races with different wing colours (combinations of red, yellow, blue and green) , and different colour of belly (red or yellow). However, all races have blue faces and are brownish above.
27 - 35cm
open woodland, scrub, mallee, saltbush, grasslands, farmlands, roadsides
seeds of grasses, shrubs and trees, herbaceous plants, nuts, berries, fruit and vegetable matter. Also insects and insect larvae
nests in hollow limb or trunk of eucalypt or casuarina. Lays 4-7 white eggs on decayed debris.
interior Australia below the tropics from Queensland to Western Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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