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Golden-shouldered Parrot

(Psephotus chrysopterygius)
Alternate name(s): "Golden-winged Parrot", "Ant-bed Parrot", "Ant-hill Parrot"
Aboriginal name(s): "alwal" [Olkola]

Size: 23-28 cm
Weight: 54-56 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Golden-shouldered 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 Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Near-frontal/ventral view of a male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Near-lateral view of a male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Lateral/ventral view of a male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Lateral view of a male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Lateral view of a male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Near-dorsal/ventral view of a male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

FEMALE

Near-lateral view of a female Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Near-lateral/ventral view of a female Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a female Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-frontal view of an immature male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Lateral view of an immature male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Lateral/ventral view of an immature male Golden-shouldered Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Artemis Station, near Musgrave, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

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