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Information for Red-winged parrot - Aprosmictus erythropterus

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Red-winged parrot
Aprosmictus erythropterus

This parrot is found in grassland, savannah and woodland of northern and north-eatern Australia as well as New Guinea.


Red-winged parrot - Female - Aprosmictus erythropterus - Photo by Alan Hinton

This is quite a large parrot, growing up to 30-35cm which nests high, hollows of trees. Both male and female are green with bright red wings, however the male has a black back.

They mainly feed on insects and seeds from eucalyptus and acacia.