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Mulga Parrot

(Psephotus varius)
Alternate name(s): "Many-coloured Parrot", "Varied Parrot"
Aboriginal name(s): "djookin" (WA), "baadl-baadl"

Size: 26-30 cm
Weight: 60-70 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 Mulga Parrot at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

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ADULT

MALE

Close-up frontal view of a male Mulga Parrot (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Boolardy Station, Murchison, WA, August 2016]

Frontal view of a male Mulga Parrot perched in an Emu-bush (Eremophila longifolia)
[Near Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Frontal view of a male Mulga Parrot
[Near Flinders Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

Lateral view of a male Mulga Parrot drinking from a leaking water tank
[Near Flinders Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

Dorsal view of a male Mulga Parrot
[Near Flinders Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

Dorsal view of a male Mulga Parrot wiping its bill (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Boolardy Station, Murchison, WA, August 2016]

Pair of Mulga Parrots, with the female on the left and the male on the right (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Boolardy Station, Murchison, WA, August 2016]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Mulga Parrot
[Near Flinders Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Daily

Lateral view of a male Mulga Parrot feeding on seeds in a shrub (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Boolardy Station, Murchison, WA, August 2016]

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