Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Flock Feeding
Coastal Area
Crimson Rosella
Back, Redder
 
    
Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Parrot (Psittaculidae)
Species: Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)

Thank you Matt Campbell for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Seen in Coastal Areas
These are very similar to Elegan Parrots (Neophema elegans), which is not surprising given they are in the same sub-genus.
When commenting on the differences between these & Elegant Parrots, Matt said "The blue on the wings appears as mostly one shade (in the Elegant there is a definite two-toned pattern on the wing) and the band across the face does not extend beyond the eye as it does in an Elegant :)"

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Nov-2011
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)