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Photo © by peterday
East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, May 2015
Aprosmictus erythropterus


Photo © by peterday
East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, May 2015

30-33cm (12-13 ins)

  • Red wings
  • Bright green body
  • Black nape
  • Blue lower back and rump
  • Yellow tipped tail
  • Orange bill
  • Grey feet


  • Yellowish-green body
  • Red and pink trimmings on wings
  • Light blue lower back
  • Dark iris


Australia and Papua New Guinea



Male, Subspecies erythropterus
Photo © by Hans&Judy Beste
South West Queensland, June 2017

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. e. coccineopterus:
  • A. e. erythropterus:
  • Interior eastern Australia


Eucalypt forests, riverine thickets, forest edges, acacia scrub, savanna, mangroves, and farmlands.



Their diet consists of seeds from eucalyptus, acacia and hopbush, also mistletoe berries, flowers, and insects.


They use a hollow space in a tree as a nest. The clutch consists of 3-6 white eggs which are incubated by the female while the male searches for food. The chicks are dependent on the adults for about five weeks.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)
  3. Wikipedia

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