Aprosmictus erythropterus

Aprosmictus erythropterus

Aprosmictus erythropterus

(Red-winged Parrot)

FAMILY

Psittacidae

Species

Aprosmictus erythropterus

Common name

Red-winged Parrot

Main colour

Green

Distinctive feature

Bright green body with red patches along wing, 30-35 cm long

Campus

Townsville

Description

This bright green bird is usually found in open country or in thickets. The male has a black beak but both sexes have a red patch along the wing, it is usually larger in the male. Legs and feet are grey, the eyes are red and the bill is orange.