The Red-Rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) is a medium-sized Australian bird, also known as the Grass Parrot.
The Red-Rumped Parrot is bright emerald-green with yellow underparts. It has a red rump and blue patches on its wings and upper back. Females are not as colourful as the males. Females have olive underparts, green wings and green back with blue-black wingtips.
It measures about 28 centimetres (11 inches) tall.
The Red-Rumped Parrot is native to southeastern Australia. It prefers inland regions and open country. It does not like the coastal regions. It lives close to water sources.
It feeds on the ground, eating seeds and fruit.
The Red-Rumped Parrot is often seen in pairs or small flocks. It nests in tree hollows. Females lay 3-6 white eggs.
It has a lifespan of 15-32 years.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM