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Golden-shouldered Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Female on left, Male on Right
Photo by Hans&Judy Beste
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, May 1986

Psephotus chrysopterygius


26 cm


Graphic by Nrg800

North-eastern Australia (interior southern Cape York Peninsula)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Sparsly timbered woodland savannah. The seem to like sitting on termite mounds.



They mainly eat small grass seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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