Male Eating Zygophyllum
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Family:||Parrot (Psittacidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius)|
|This Photo:||Male Preening|
Thank you Andrew Allen for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Chatty colourful birds which nest in mallee tree hollows.
Iridescent aqua-green with red & yellow highlights, and intense blue wings.
Females are duller than the males, having a red "shoulder". Males have a yellow "shoulder"
Juveniles are distinguished by a lack of yellow above the beak (forehead), and are generally duller.