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Red-rumped Parrots feeding on eucalypt flowers

(Psephotus haematonotus)
Alternate name(s): "Grass Parrot", "Red-backed Parrot";
Misnomer: "Ground Parrot"
Aboriginal name(s): "nginungu" [tjapwurrung]; "linden"

Size: 26-28 cm
Weight: 60-65 g

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In June 2022, we observed a flock of Red-rumped Parrots raiding a Lemon-scented Gumtree (Eucalyptus citriodora), feeding on its flowers the way Eastern Rosellas would usually do, by chomping on the flowers (rather than licking their nectar).

Close-up near-lateral view of a male Red-rumped Parrot feeding in a eucalypt
[Eulah Creek, NSW, June 2022]

Close-up near-lateral view of a male Red-rumped Parrot feeding in a eucalypt
[Eulah Creek, NSW, June 2022]

Close-up lateral view of a female Red-rumped Parrot feeding in a eucalypt
[Eulah Creek, NSW, June 2022]

Close-up lateral view of a female Red-rumped Parrot feeding in a eucalypt
[Eulah Creek, NSW, June 2022]

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