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Photo © by Nora
Toolern Vale, Melbourne, Australia, October 2006
Psephotus haematonotus


Photo © by Nora
SW Toolern Vale, Victoria, May 2018

27 cm (10½ in).

  • Green head and breast
  • Blue tinge to forehead and lower cheeks
  • Yellow belly
  • White white undertail-coverts
  • Red rump

Female duller

  • Pale olive underparts
  • Dull green wings and back
  • Blue-black wing tips
  • She lacks the red rump


Graphics © by Nrg800

Endemic to Australia



Adult and Juvenile
Photo © by Ken Doy
Dubbo, New South Wales, December 2018

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. h. caeruleus:
  • P. h. haematonotus:
  • Scrub and riverine woodlands of interior south-eastern Australia


Savanna grassland. Open woodland, mallee, riverine growth. Parks and gardens.



Their mainly vegetarian diet consists of seeds, grass and herbaceous plants.


They nest in a tree hollow (usually in a eucalyptus) but may also utilise fence posts and tree stumps.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)
  3. Wikipedia

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