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Blue-winged Parrot

(Neophema chrysostoma)
Alternate name(s): "Blue-banded Grass-parrot", "Blue-banded Parakeet"
Size: 20-23 cm
Weight: 45-60 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Blue-winged Parrot at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Blue-winged Parrot; note the orange belly (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Bindegolly NP, near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019]

Lateral view of a male Blue-winged Parrot (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Mulga Dam Camping Area, Kamarooka State Park, near Bendigo, VIC, October 2018]

Lateral view of a male Blue-winged Parrot (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Mulga Dam Camping Area, Kamarooka State Park, near Bendigo, VIC, October 2018]

Lateral view of a male(?) Blue-winged Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Bindegolly NP, near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a male Blue-winged Parrot (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Mulga Dam Camping Area, Kamarooka State Park, near Bendigo, VIC, October 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a male Blue-winged Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Bindegolly NP, near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019]

Blue-winged Parrots on a fence; here a male can be seen prominently on a strainer post (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Blue-winged Parrots on a fence; here the male can be seen in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a pair of Blue-winged Parrots in a dead tree, male on the left
[Lake Bindegolly NP, QLD, June 2019]

Near-dorsal view of one of four Blue-winged Parrots in flight; click on image to see all four
[Lake Bindegolly NP, QLD, June 2019]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Blue-winged Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Bindegolly NP, near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019]

Blue-winged Parrots on a fence; the bird on the right is a female (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Blue-winged Parrots preening on a fence (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Blue-winged Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Bindegolly NP, near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019]

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