King Parrot

King Parrot
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.