Eastern Ground Parrot (species: Pezoporus wallicus) in Seven Mile Beach NP (Gaia Guide)
Pezoporus wallicus
Eastern Ground Parrot

©Tom Tarrant: Eastern Ground Parrot (Pezoporus wallicus)

©lostandcold on Flickr: Eastern Ground Parrot (Pezoporus wallicus), Barren Grounds nature reserve, NSW Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Pezoporus
Species Pezoporus wallicus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Plumage grass green, each feather with black and yellow markings; narrow orange-red band to forehead; head, nape, upper back and breast green, each feather with black shaft marking; feathers of abdomen, thighs and under tail-coverts greenish-yellow with black barring; under wing-coverts green; primary coverts green; flight-feathers green with pale stripe across them; underside of flight-feathers with pale yellow wing-stripe; upperside of tail-feathers green with yellowish striped markings, underside brownish; outer tail-feathers yellow with brownish-black striping; bill greyish-brown to horn-colour; cere greyish-pink; narrow periophthalmic ring pale grey; iris whitish-yellow; longish feet greyish-brown; claws not so curved as other parrots.

Immature specimens appear like adults, but with slightly duller plumage; orange-red band to forehead absent; head, nape, upper back and breast green, each feather with distinct black shaft markings; tail shorter; iris brown (Wikipedia).


  • Up to 30 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 35 cm



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