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Elegant Parrot

(Neophema elegans)
Aboriginal name(s): Race "carteri": "bilgir", "koolyederong"
Size: 22-23 cm
Weight: 45-50 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Elegant Parrot at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "elegans"

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of a male Elegant Parrot (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Hawker, SA, September 2018]

Distant lateral view of a male Elegant Parrot (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Distant near-dorsal view of a male Elegant Parrot (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Elegant Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Gawler Ranges, SA, August 2018]

Partially obscured near-frontal view of a female Elegant Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Gawler Ranges, SA, August 2018]

Race "carteri"(?)

ADULT

MALE

Male Elegant Parrot, race "carteri"(?), photographed in captivity

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