Red-winged Parrot (species: Aprosmictus erythropterus) in Bullala NP (Gaia Guide)
Aprosmictus erythropterus
Red-winged Parrot

©Michael Jefferies: Male Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)

©Michael Jeffries: Female Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)

©Bernard Dupont: Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Aprosmictus
Species Aprosmictus erythropterus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Both sexes have bright red wings and a bright green body. The male birds have a black nape, lower blue back and rump with a yellow tip on their tail, an orange bill and grey feet.

Females have a yellowish green body and the wings have red and pink trimmings on their wings. Also distinguishing the females are a dark iris and the lower back is a light blue colour.

Juveniles have orange/yellow beaks and pale brown irises, and otherwise resemble females in colouration. Males develop adult plumage at about the age of two years and females at the age of about a year and a half. (Wikipedia)


  • From 30 cm to 33 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 40 cm and averaging 38 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)

Distribution and habitat preferences

Their range is from the Pilbara, Western Australia to Cape York Peninsula, Queensland (to be seen almost all over Queensland) and as south as northeast South Australia. They are occasionally spotted in Papua New Guinea. These birds inhabit riverine forests, forest edges, acacia scrub, savanna, mangroves, and farmlands. They are seen often in pairs or flocks near water. (Wikipedia)

Audio recordings


Recorded at Longreach, Queensland in Australia

© Marc Anderson


Their diet typical consists of seeds from eucalyptus, acacia, berries, flowers, and insects. (Wikipedia)

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