Paradise Parrot

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Other names[edit]

Also known as Ant-hill or Soldier Parrot.

Description[edit]

The parrot was about 27–30 cm (11–12 in) long.

This parrot was a small, long tailed bird with males having a bright turquoise-green plumage with a scarlet forehead, and a blackish nape and crown. Dark brown back with scarlet shoulders with turquoise-blue flanks and rump. Tail is bronze-green, blue and margined with white.

Females have a duller plumage compared to males with less scarlet on shoulder. Is instead paler with a buff-yellow face/breast with brownish-orange markings. Underparts are blue.[1]

Similar species[edit]

Blue Bonnet [1]

Behaviour[edit]

Diet[edit]

Calls[edit]

Reproduction[edit]

Distribution/habitat[edit]

Once found commonly among sub-coastal and south-eastern ranges of Australia, but suffered habitat declines over the years.

Now extinct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pizzey, Graham (2012). The Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia. HarperCollinsPublishers. ISBN 9780732291938.

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