Musk Lorikeet
Amber back
Murray Mallee Region
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Parrot (Psittacidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)
This Photo:     Posterior

Thank you Matt Campbell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
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 © 2011-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Nov-2011
This species is protected and classed as VU (Vulnerable) under the National Parks & Wildlife, SA, Protection Act