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Neophema elegans



  • Yellow green
  • Green above
  • Blue in wings
  • Frontal light blue and dark blue stripe above the eye which ends behind the eye.


Australia: found in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies carteri is not generally recognised[2]


Open country.


The diet includes insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Birdcare

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