Parrot Species – T through Z

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  The Greater Vasa Parrots The Greater Vasa Parrots The Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa) is one of the most unusual parrots in the world; and their popularity has grown amongst aviculturalists and the pet bird owners. The Greater Vasa Parrot is one of two species of vasa parrot, the other being the Lesser Vasa Parrot ,C. nigra. This … Read more

Parrot Species – R through S

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Racket-tailed Parrots Racket-tailed Parrots Racket-tailed parrots are easily distinguished from all other parrots by their elongated central tail feathers with the bare shaft and spatula at the end (please refer to drawing to the right).. Overall the plumage is green with more or less blue or red, specifes-specific highlights. Adult parrots average 30 cm in length. … Read more

Parrot Species – P through Q

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Pale-headed or Blue-cheeked Rosellas Pale-headed or Blue-cheeked Rosellas The Pale-headed Rosellas occur naturally along the northeastern and eastern seaboard of Australia, from Cape York throughout most of eastern Queensland to Southern New South Wales. They are mostly absent from the more arid (drier) interior regions. They are considered to be “resident” (non-migratory) and its population is … Read more

Parrot Species – N through O

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Nestorinae – Kea Nestorinae – Kea This parrot averages 19 inches or 48 cm in length. Both female and male Kea are alike in their dark olive-green coloration with each feather being edged with black. They have lighter feathers on the breast, belly and back. Both have red plumage on the napes of their necks … Read more

Parrot Species – K through M

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Kaka aka Nestor Parrots Nestorinae: Nestor Parrots aka Kaka aka New Zealand Kaka The Kākā is a medium sized parrot, around 45 cm in length and weighing about 550 g, and is closely related to the Kea, but has darker plumage and is more arboreal. Both sub-species have a strongly patterned brown/green/grey plumage with orange and … Read more

Parrot Species – H through J

Hooded Parrots Hooded Parrots The Hooded Parrot, Psephotus dissimilis, is an Australian endemic; specifically, it inhabits to semi-arid areas of northeast Northern Territory. Though this species has disappeared from most of its original range, it remains common in protected areas. The Hooded Parrot occupies the very northeastern region of the Northern Territory while the nominate Golden-shouldered Parrot is limited to the Cape … Read more

Parrot Species – E through G

Eastern King

Eastern King Australian King Parrots aka Eastern Kings, Queensland Kings Adults of both sexes are very majestic birds, typically averaging 42 – 43 cm (16 – 17.2 inches) in length, including their long tail. The adult (>4 years) males are very striking in appearance with a red head, breast, and lower undersides, with a blue … Read more

Parrot Species – C through D

Caica Parrots or Hooded Parrots

Breadcrumb Home Caica Parrots or Hooded Parrots Caica Parrots or Hooded Parrots Caica Parrots average 9.2 inches (23 cm) in length (including tail). The plumage is generally green, with the exception of the brownish-black head, a broad orange brown ring around their neck, and blue and black on their wings. The lower breast, abdomen and … Read more

Parrot Species – A through B

Abessinian Parrots aka Red-bellied Parrots or Red-breasted Parrots

Abessinian Parrots aka Red-bellied Parrots or Red-breasted Parrots Abessinian Parrots aka Red-bellied Parrots or Red-breasted Parrots The Red Bellied Parrot is similar in shape and a slightly larger bird than the Senegal Parrot, averaging 22 cm (8.5 – 8.8 ins) on length. They usually reach maturity at 12 months of age, when they will be about … Read more