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Regent Parrot

(Polytelis anthopeplus)
Alternate name(s): "Black-tailed Parrot", "Rock Pebbler", "Smoker", "Marlock Parakeet", "Mountain Parrot"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "anthopeplus": "wookonga", "yalop"

Size: 38-40 cm
Weight: 150-200 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Regent 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 Regent Parrot in captivity

The same male Regent Parrot as shown above, now seen preening

FEMALE

Frontal view of an escaped female Regent Parrot spotted in Redditch, England, UK (photo courtesy of S. Whateley)

Lateral view of the same Regent Parrot as shown above (photo courtesy of S. Whateley)

Near-dorsal view of the same Regent Parrot as shown above (photo courtesy of S. Whateley)

Dorsal view of the same Regent Parrot as shown above (photo courtesy of S. Whateley)

Frontal view of two Regent Parrots in captivity

Food, Diet

Regent Parrots are seed-eaters.

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