King Parrot

Alisterus scapularis

The King Parrot is another common bird in the the area that I was oblivious to until recently. It was my next door neighbor that pointed them out to me. I reckon the name suits, they are a medium to large bird, 43cm in length, males have a striking red colouring  over their head, breast and underside and have deep green wings. Females are the same size with similar colouring but with green heads.

King Parrots are frequent visitors to our yard, I had one land on my hand to eat some birdseed last week.

King Parrot sitting on my bike handle bar grip

 

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