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Australian Parrots

Stock Images By Greg C Grace

Australian Parrots offer a unique array of diversity within the bird and greater wildlife kingdom. From the unique and charismatic cockatoos to the variegated and colourful lorikeets, or the vivid colours of the grass parrots, rosellas or majestic king parrot. Australian birds in themselves are unique and enigmatic, yet the parrot species offer beautiful and enchanting specimens of Australian wildlife. Parrot pictures reflect this intimate connection to Nature.

The Eastern Rosella, Platycercus eximius
The Eastern Rosella 'Platycercus eximius'
Bourke parrot 'Neopsephotus bourkii', pink mutation
Golden Shouldered Parrot 'psephotus...
Rainbow Lorikeet
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo 'Calyptorhynchus...
Sulfur-crested cockatoo
Musk lorikeet
Turquoisine parrot
Scarlet-breasted Parrot 'Neophema pulchella'
Red rump Parrot
Regent Parrot
Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus'
Musk Lorikeet 'Glossopsitta concinna' male
Western Rosella '
King Parrot 'Alisterus chloropterus'
Hooded Parrot, psephotus dissimilis
Adelaide Rosella, 'Platycercus elegans adelaidae'
The Eastern Rosella, 'Platycercus eximius'
Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus'
Scarlet-breasted Parrot 'Neophema pulchella'
Rainbow Lorikeet
Blue Scarlet Parrot 'Neophema pulchella'



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Photo Information for Australian Parrots

Photo 1. The Eastern Rosella, Platycercus eximius The Eastern Rosella is a medium sized parrot around 30 cm native to southeast Australia. It is also introduced into New Zealand. The males are generally brighter, with the females being somewhat duller or more greenish toward the abdomen. This specimen is a young male.

Photo 2. The Eastern Rosella 'Platycercus eximius' The Eastern Rosella is a medium sized parrot around 30 cm native to southeast Australia. It is also introduced into New Zealand. The males are generally brighter, with the females being somewhat duller or more greenish toward the abdomen. This specimen is a young male.

Photo 3. Bourke parrot 'Neopsephotus bourkii', pink mutation The Bourke's Parrot 'Neopsephotus bourkii', formerly known as 'Neophema bourkii'. It is commonly known as the Bourke's Parakeet, the 'Bourkie', or just the 'Bourke' . It is a small grass parrot originating in Australia and the only species in its genus 'Neopsephotus'. This pink specimen is a mutation

Photo 4. Golden Shouldered Parrot 'psephotus chyrsopterygius' The golden shouldered parrot is a medium-sized bird in the Psittacidae family. It is related to the red-rump grass parrot. Their numbers are rare in the wild in the southern part of Cape York Peninsula in Northeast Australia. It is similar in colour to the Hooded Parrot 'psephotus dissimilis' of the Northern Territory of which it is considered to be a subspecies within the 'psephotus' genus. They frequent grassy woodland and eucalyptus forests with its predomina

Photo 5. Rainbow Lorikeet The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is commonly found along the entire eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia including northwest Tasmania.

Photo 6. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo 'Calyptorhynchus funereus' The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo 'Calyptorhynchus funereus' is a large cockatoo native to the south-east Australia. It is 55–65 cm in length with a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish black with distinct yellow cheek patches and a pale-yellow tail band. a large proportion of this Cockatoo's diet is made up of wood-boring gribs, although they also eat nuts and seeds.

Photo 7. Sulfur-crested cockatoo The Sulfur-crested cockatoo is a large cockatoo native to mainland Australia and New Zealand and some areas of New Guinea. They are all-white with yellow crest plumage and average around 50cm in length. There are 4 to 5 sub-species with the variety of sub-species being more diverse in Australia. They have a loud distinctive shrieking call and can be very noisy in small groups or in large flocks. They are generally found in most habitats but avoid more arid regions or sparse scrubland. They feed

Photo 8. Musk lorikeet Musk lorikeet, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Photo 9. Turquoisine parrot Turquoisine parrot, South Australia

Photo 10. Scarlet-breasted Parrot 'Neophema pulchella' The Scarlet or Scarlet-breasted Parrot 'Neophema pulchella' is a medium sized grass parrot native to South-east Australia. They are usually bright green with a bright 'scarlet breast', with yellow and blue wing markings.

Photo 11. Red rump Parrot Red rump Parrot

Photo 12. Regent Parrot The Regent Parrot is a med-large bird of the Psiiacidae family. Males have tawny green plumage with yellow wing patches, whereas the female is predominately yellow. Regents are found throughout southeastern to southwestern Australia in woodlands, eucalyptus groves and subtropical forests. They feed mainly on seeds and native grasses.

Photo 13. Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It feeds on fruits, seeds and native flowers and inhabits rainforest and woodland.

Photo 14. Musk Lorikeet 'Glossopsitta concinna' male The Musk Lorikeet 'Glossopsitta concinna' is one of the three species of the Glossopsitta genus. It is generally found throughout south-central/eastern Australia, and feeds on fruits, seeds and native flowers

Photo 15. Western Rosella ' The Western Rosella 'Platycercus icterotis' is a medium sized parrot around 30 cm native to wooded terrain and grassland of South West Australia. They feed largely on grass seeds, flowers and fruits. Like the 'Crimson' they have a strong swift flight.

Photo 16. King Parrot 'Alisterus chloropterus' The king parrot 'Alisterus chloropterus' is a medium-sized species of parrot in the genus Alisterus. It is found in Eastern Australia, yet there are two other species; Papuan King Parrot 'Alisterus chloropterus', and the Moluccan King Parrot 'Alisterus amboinensis' found in New Guinea and the Indonesian islands.They feed on seeds, fruits and berries.

Photo 17. Hooded Parrot, psephotus dissimilis The hooded parrot is a medium-sized bird in the Psittacidae family which grows up to around 27cm in height. The males are a striking turquoise blu with a black hood and back markings with yellow side flanks on wings. They prefer open forest, dry savannah or open scrub and grassland and feed mainly on grass seeds.

Photo 18. Adelaide Rosella, 'Platycercus elegans adelaidae' The Adelaide Rosella is a distinctive sub-species of the Crimson Rosella 'Platycercus elegans'. It is a medium sized parrot around 30 cm native to wooded terrain and grassland surrounding Adelaide South Australia. They feed largely on grass seeds, flowers and fruits. Like the 'Crimson' they have a strong swift flight.

Photo 19. The Eastern Rosella, 'Platycercus eximius' The Eastern Rosella is a medium sized parrot around 30 cm native to southeast Australia. The males are generally brighter, with the females being somewhat duller or more greenish toward the abdomen. Their contrasting red and yellow markings are quite striking when they fly over or land. The Eastern Rosella is found in lightly wooded terrain and feeds on grass seeds, flowers and fruits.

Photo 20. Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is commonly found along the entire eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia including northwest Tasmania.

Photo 21. Scarlet-breasted Parrot 'Neophema pulchella' The Scarlet or Scarlet-breasted Parrot 'Neophema pulchella' is a medium sized grass parrot native to South-east Australia. They are usually bright green with a bright 'scarlet breast', with yellow and blue wing markings.

Photo 22. Rainbow Lorikeet The Rainbow Lorikeet 'Trichoglossus haematodus' is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is commonly found along the entire eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia including northwest Tasmania.

Photo 23. Blue Scarlet Parrot 'Neophema pulchella' The Scarlet or Scarlet-breasted Parrot 'Neophema pulchella' is a medium sized grass parrot native to South-east Australia. They are usually bright green with a bright 'scarlet breast', with yellow and blue wing markings. The all-blue variety is a mutation with sky blue and royal blue markings and white belly