Parrots Species Found in Australia

Below is a listing of PARROTS found in Australia.

Australia Bird Distribution

PHOTOS of parrots found in Australia.

Aru Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi aruensis) – Range: Queensland, Australia

Australian King Parrots aka Eastern King, Queensland King, King Lory, Scarlet Parrot, Green Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) – Range: Australia

Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) – Range: Mainland Australian states

Blue Bonnet or Yellow-vented Blue-bonnet Parrot (Northiella haematogaster haemetogaster or Psephotus haematogaster haematogaster)- Range: Western and southern New South Wales, north-western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia

Bourke’s Parakeets (Neopsephotus Bourkii) – Range: Southwestern and Central Australia

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) aka budgies or parakeets – Range: Interior Australia

Cockatiels (Nymphensittich / Nymphicus hollandicus ) – Range: Central Australia

Cockatoos (Black, White, etc.)

Cloncurry Parrot (Platycercus barnardi macgillivrayi) – Range: Australia – North-western Queensland, adjacent eastern area Northern Territory

Coxen’s Fig Parrot or Coxen’s Double-eyed Fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeniis) – Range: Australia: from the Mary River (Gympie) in Queensland south to the Richmond River in New South Wales and west to the Bunya Mountains

Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) – Range: Northeastern Australia


Golden-shouldered Parrot (Psephotus chrysopterygius) – Range: Southern Cape York Peninsula in Australia.

Grass Parakeets (Neophema)

Hooded Parrot (Psephotus dissimilis) – Range: Australia – very north-eastern region of the Northern Territory

King Parakeet (Alisterus scapularis) – Range: Eastern coast of Australia

Lories & Lorikeets

Mallee Ringnecks / also known as the Mallee Parrots – Native: South-eastern Australia

Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius) aka Many-colored Parrot – Range: Interior of southern Australia

Night Parrot (Geopsittacus occidentalis) – Range: Endemic to Australia, but could possibly be extinct

Night Parakeet Geopsittacus occidentalis) – Range: Interior and northern Australia

Paradise Parrot (Psephotus pulcherrimus) – Range: Was native to Queensland – New South Wales border area of Australia – extinct

Port Lincoln Parakeet (Barnardius zonarius) – Range: Central and west Australia

Princess Parakeet (Polytelis alexandrae) – Range: Interior Australia

Queensland Eclectus Parrots aka Australian Red-sided Eclectus (Eclectus roratus macgillivraryi) – Range: Cape York Peninsula of Australia

Red-capped Parrot or Parakeet (Purpureicephalus spurius) – Range: Southwestern Australia

Red-cheeked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi)

Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) – Range: Common in south-eastern Australia

Red-winged Parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus) aka red-shouldered parrots / parakeets, blood-winged and crimson-winged parrots / parakeets – Range: Northern and northeastern Australia, except along the east coast

Regent or Splendour Parakeet (Polytelis anthopeplus anthopeplus) – Range: Southeast Australia

Rosellas (Platycercus) – Range: Australia and some nearby islands

Starlet-chested Parakeet (Neophema splendida) – also known alternately as Scarlet-breasted parrot, Orange-throated parrot or Splendid parrot – Range: Western New South Wales to interior Western Australia

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