Red Winged Parrot
Just a few short weeks ago I caught this male red-winged parrot on camera near Roma Queensland. I had not seen this bird before!
A brilliant coloured bird
The males have a brilliant light greed head, neck and underparts and bottle green back, wings and tail. Can you see his orange bill?
The males also have a deep blue lower back and rump as well as a large scarlet shoulder patch.
Females and juvenile Red-Winged Parrots are a uniform mid-green colour with a dash of colour shown via a small scarlet shoulder patch.
These birds live in the sub-tropical northern regions of Australia and also the semi-arid regions of Queensland and New South Wales.
I spotted this bird in a semi-arid region of Queensland.
These birds have a strong, fast and rocking style of flight. He was certainly hard to photograph in flight – here is my best shot.
I would love to hear what you think of this parrot or your own favourite Parrot.