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Eastern Ground Parrot

(Pezoporus wallicus)
Alternate name(s): "Swamp Parrot*", "Button-grass Parrot*"
Aboriginal name(s): "goolinang"

Size: 28-32 cm
Weight: ca. 60-83 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eastern Ground Parrot at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-dorsal view of a male(?) Eastern Ground Parrot - note the pale iris and the faint indication of a red frontal band; the bluish sheen is probably produced by a reflection of early morning light (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cooloola NP, QLD, January 2019]

Dorsal view of a male(?) Eastern Ground Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cooloola NP, QLD, January 2019]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female(?) Eastern Ground Parrot; note the prominent black shafts on the cheek feathers
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cooloola NP, QLD, January 2019]

Partly obscured lateral view of a female(?) Eastern Ground Parrot; note the prominent black shafts on the cheeks
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cooloola NP, QLD, January 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Eastern Ground Parrot; note the brownish iris and the horn-coloured bill
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cooloola NP, QLD, January 2019]

Dorsal view of a juvenile Eastern Ground Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cooloola NP, QLD, January 2019]

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