King Parrot

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King Parrot
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Backyard Creatures, Native Animals

The King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) is usually found in rainforests or wet sclerophyll forests. It forages in trees for seeds and fruit.

Male King Parrots have a red head while females have a completely green head and breast. Both sexes have a red belly and a green back, with green wings and a long green tail. King Parrots are normally found in pairs or family groups.

They lay their eggs  at the bottom of a deep tree hollow. Often the entrance is high in the tree although the eggs are near to the ground.