Australian Parrots – Parrots found in Australia

Australian Parrots comprise 56 species of parrots. Australia’s diverse parrot specie list has created a paradise for parrot lovers in Australia.

Below is our complete list of Australian parrots with links to more in-depth and detailed information on each species.

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Parrots found in …

Americas (New World)Africa (and nearby islands) … New ZealandAustralia (please scroll down) Melanesia (islands north / northeast of Australia) … Asia


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Adelaide Rosellas (Platycercus adelaidae adelaidae

Antbed Parrots aka Golden-shouldered or Hooded Parrots aka Golden-tinged Parakeets, Chestnut-crowned Parakeets (Psephotus)

King Parrots

Australian King Parrots aka Eastern King, Queensland King, King Lory, Scarlet Parrot, Green Parrot (Alisterus)

Beautiful Parakeets: Please go to Paradise Parrots

Blood-winged Parakeets: Please go to Red-winged Parrots – Melanesia (islands immediately north and northeast of Australia) and Australia

Blue-bonnet Parrots (Ppsephotus)

Blue-cheeked or Pale-headed Rosellas (Platycercus adscitus adscitus)

Bourke’s Parakeets

Brown’s Rosellas: Please go to Northern Rosella – Australia

Budgies / Budgerigars (Melopsittidae / Melopsittacus Undulatus)

Cecilia’s Rosellas (Golden-mantled Rosella)

Snowy

Chestnut-crowned Parakeets aka Golden-shouldered or Hooded Parrots aka Golden-tinged Parakeets, Antbed Parrots (Psephotus)

Cloncurry Parrots (Platycercus barnardi macgillivrayi aka Barnardius barnardi macgillivrayi)

Cockatiels

Cockatoos

Common Rosellas: Please go to Eastern Rosella

Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans elegans)

Crimson-winged Parakeets: Please go to Red-winged Parrots – Melanesia (islands immediately north and northeast of Australia) and Australia

Eastern King aka Australian King Parrots, Queensland King, King Lory, Scarlet Parrot, Green Parrot (Alisterus)

Eastern Rosellas (Platycercus eximius eximius)

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    Fig Parrots (Australia and Greater Australia)

    Galah Cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus)

    Gang Gang Cockatoo - Male

    Geoffroyus (Long-winged Parrots) – Australia, Greater Australia and Asia

    Golden-mantled Rosellas (Platycercus eximius ceciliae)

    Golden-shouldered or Hooded Parrots aka Golden-tinged Parakeets, Chestnut-crowned Parakeets, Antbed Parrots (Psephotus)

    Golden-tinged Parakeets aka Golden-shouldered or Hooded Parrots aka Chestnut-crowned Parakeets, Antbed Parrots (Psephotus)

    Grass Parakeets / Australian Parakeets

    Green Leek Parrots aka Scarlet-breasted Parrots, Superb Parrots, Barraband Parakeets, Barraband Parrots (Splendour Parrots)

    Green Parrots aka Australian King Parrots, Queensland King, King Lory, Scarlet Parrot (Alisterus)

    Green Rosellas (Platycercus caledonicus)

    Halmahera King Parrots (Alisterus)

    Hooded Parrots aka Golden-tinged Parakeets, Golden-shouldered or Chestnut-crowned Parakeets, Antbed Parrots (Psephotus chrysopterygius)

    Hooded Parrots (Psephotus chrysopterygius dissimilis)

    Huon Parrots (Psittacella madaraszi huonensis)

    Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus)
    – Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

    King Parrots – Australia,Greater Australia and Asia

    Long-winged Parrots (Geoffroyus) – Australia, Greater Australia and Asia

    Mallee Ringneck Parrots / Barnard’s Parakeets (Platycercus barnardi barnardi aka Barnardius barnardi barnardi)

    Many-Colors Parrots, Many-Colors Parakeets – Mulga Parrots / Mulga Parakeets, Varied Parrots (Psephotus)

    Neophemas (Grass Parakeets)

    Night Parrots

    Northern Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans nigrescens)

    Northern Rosellas (Platycercus venustus)

    Orange-bellied Parrots (Neophema chrysogaster / Grasskeets)

    Mulga Parrot

    Pale-headed Rosellas (Platycercus adscitus palliceps)

    Paradise Parrots (Psephotus)

    Parakeets: Parakeet is a vague description since the literal translation of “Parakeet” is “long-tail.” However, amongst the general public, the Budgies / Budgerigars (Australia) are usually referred to as “Parakeet.” However, the following are also considered “Parakeets” … Ringneck Parakeets / Ringnecks / Plum-headed Parrots (Africa / Asia) … Grasskeets (Australia) … as are many others.

    Pennant’s Parakeets: Please go to Crimson Rosellas

    Pileated Parrots, Red-capped Parrots (Splendour Parrots – South American Parrots) – also refer to Red-capped or Pileated Parrots (Purpureicephalus spurius – Australian Species)

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      Port Lincoln Parrots (Platycercus zonarius zonarius aka Barnardius zonarius zonarius)

      Princess Parrots aka Princess of Wales, Queen Alexandra Parrot, Queen Alexandra’s Parakeet, Spinifex Parrot, Rose Throated Parrot, Yellow Princess Parrots (Splendour Parrots)

      Queen Alexandra Parrots, Queen Alexandra’s Parakeets aka Princess Parrots, Princess of Wales, Spinifex Parrots, Rose Throated Parrots, Yellow Princess Parrots (Splendour Parrots)

      Queensland King Parrots aka Australian King Parrots (Alisterus)

      Red-capped Parrots / Pileated Parrots (Pionopsitta Pileata) (Splendour Parrots – South American Parrots) – also refer to Red-capped or Pileated Parrots (Purpureicephalus spurius – Australian Species)

      Red-rumped Parrots (Psephotus)

      Red-shouldered Parakeets

      Red-winged Lory: Please go to Red-winged Parrots – Melanesia (islands immediately north and northeast of Australia) and Australia

      Male Superb Parrot eatingRed-winged Parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus erythropterus) – Melanesia (islands immediately north and northeast of Australia) and Australia

      Regent Parrots (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides)

      Regent Parrots / Rock-Pebblers (Polytelis – Splendour Parakeet)

      Rosellas

      Rose-breasted Cockatoos ( Eolophus roseicapillus)

      Rose-throated Parrots aka Spinifex Parrots, Queen Alexandra Parrots, Queen Alexandra’s Parakeets, Princess Parrots, Princess of Wales, Yellow Princess Parrots (Splendour Parrots)

      Scarlet-breasted Parrots aka Superb Parrots, Barraband Parakeets, Barraband Parrots, Green Leek Parrots (Splendour Parrots) – Australia

      Scarlet Parrots aka Australian King Parrots (Alisterus)

      Spinifex Parrots aka Queen Alexandra Parrots, Queen Alexandra’s Parakeets, Princess Parrots, Princess of Wales, Rose Throated Parrots, Yellow Princess Parrots (Splendour Parrots)

      Superb Parrots aka Barraband Parakeets, Barraband Parrots, Scarlet-breasted Parrots, Green Leek Parrots, Barraband Parrots (Splendour Parrots)

      Swift Parrots

      Yellow Rosella

      Turquoise or Turquoisine Parrots (Pulchella – Grasskeets)

      Twenty-Eight Parrots (Platycercus zonarius semitorquatus aka Barnardius zonarius semitorquatus)

      Varied Parrots aka Many-Colors Parrots, Many-Colors Parakeets, Mulga Parrots / Mulga Parakeets (Psephotus)

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        Western Rosellas (Platycercus icterotis icterotis)

        White-cheeked Mealy Rosellas: Please go to Pale-headed Rosellas

        Yellow-cheeked Rosella:(Western Rosellas)

        Yellow-collared Parakeets: Please go to Twenty-Eight Parakeets

        Yellow Princess Parrots aka Spinifex Parrots, Queen Alexandra Parrots, Queen Alexandra’s Parakeets, Princess Parrots,Princess of Wales, Rose Throated Parrots (Splendour Parrots)

        Yellow Rosellas (Platycercus flaveolus)

        Yellow-vented Blue-bonnet Parrots: Please go to Blue-bonnet Parrots


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        Parrots Species Found in Australia

         

        Australia Bird Distribution

        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

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          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

          Fig-parrots

          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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