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Information for Double-eyed fig parrot - Cyclopsitta diophthalma

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Double-eyed fig parrot
Cyclopsitta diophthalma

The Double-eyed fig parrot is the smallest parrot found in Australia.

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Double-eyed fig parrot - Female - Cyclopsitta diophthalma - Photo by Alex Pawlow

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Its diminutive size is made up for by its striking appearance. A rich green body, with a yellow tinge to the wings and red forehead make this a beautiful bird to see in the wild. The males also have red cheek patches.

They will build a next by excavating a hole into a dead tree (most parrots will use existing holes), and feed on berries, figs and other fruit.

In flight they are very fast and direct, and their call is a high pitched "zeet-zeet" however will usually remain silent once perched.

Double-eyed fig parrots are also known as Blue-faced fig parrots, Red-faced fig parrots or Dwarf fig-parrots.