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Platycercus icterotis
Photo © by Tony Brown
Nannup, Western Australia



Male: Red head, chest and belly, yellow cheeks, green and blue wings.

Female: green head, red/green chest and belly, green and blue wings.


Southern Western Australia.



Open forests, sparse woodlands and farmlands.


The diet includes grass seeds foraged off the ground.

They nest in hollow tree trunks; the female incubates the eggs and leaves in the morning and afternoon to eat food found by the male.

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