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Photo by Mat & Cathy
Photo taken: Durikai SF, near Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Neophema pulchella


Predominantly green along the back, with two-tone blue on the shoulder; also a blue face. Chest and abdomen of the bird is yellow with the possibility of an orange hint to the chest. Males have a red patch on the shoulder that is not shared by females or juveniles


Endemic to Australia.



Inhabits woodland, open forest, and timbered grassland, where it favors the edges of woodlands adjoining grassland or timbered creeklines or redges. Roosts and breeds in woodland


Food: Granivorous, feeding on seeds gathered on open ground.

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