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Neophema chrysostoma
Photo by Nora
Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia, December 2008



  • Olive green
  • Blue frontal band from forehead to eye
  • Yellow facial patch and underparts
  • Blue wing coverts
  • Black primaries
  • Blue grey top to tail
  • Yellow sides and undertail

Female: duller, more green on wings


South-eastern Australia and Tasmania.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Varied, from open forest and woodland, through heath and scrub communities to coastal sand dunes and salmarshes, including grassy paddocks, farmland, gardens. Generally common coastally and in Tasmania, usually scarce elsewhere. At heights up to 1200m.



The diet includes seeds, blossoms, fruit and insects.


The nest is built in tree hollows or stumps, with a bed of decayed wood. The female incubates the eggs; both parents feed the young.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Birds in Backyards

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