Eastern Regent Parrot

The Regent Parrot or rock pebbler (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides) is an Australian bird, also called the Rock Pebbler.

The Regent Parrot is predominantly yellow with a green tail. Its back is varied in colour, with pink/red patches and shades of green. Its beak is red and its legs are grey.

Regent Parrot

Regent Parrot

It grows to about 42 centimetres (16 inches) tall.

The Regent Parrot prefers eucalyptus forests and woods. It is native to the southern tip of Western Australia (Polytelis anthopeplus anthopeplus) and a very localized area southeastern Australia.

It eats mainly seeds and insects (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides).

The female Regent Parrot lays 3-8 eggs, which hatch after approximately 21 days. While she sits on the eggs, she is fed by the male. When the chicks hatch, both parents look after them. The chicks begin to fly at about 5 weeks.

 

Regent Parrot

Regent Parrot

Regent Parrot

Regent Parrot

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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