Red-rumped Parrot (species: Psephotus (Psephotus) haematonotus) in Bullala NP (Gaia Guide)
Psephotus (Psephotus) haematonotus
Red-rumped Parrot

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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Psephotus
Species Psephotus (Psephotus) haematonotus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The male's plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights on the wings and upper back. The female's plumage is less vibrant, with pale olive underparts, dull green wings and back and blue-black wingtips. The characteristic red rump is only found in the male. (Wikipedia)

Juveniles and immature birds have duller plumage than adults.


  • Up to 27 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 38 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus (Psephotus) haematonotus)

Distribution and habitat preferences

Red-rumped Parrots can be found in pairs or flocks in open country with access to water. They avoid the coast and the wetter, more heavily wooded areas. Clearing of large tracts of forest and the provision of water for stock has probably extended their range. They are often seen in suburban parks and gardens. Their green plumage provides such a good camouflage in ankle length grasses that they can hide quite effectively until the viewer is only 10–20 metres away. (Wikipedia)

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