Saturday, 11 January 2020


The red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), also known as the red-backed parrot or grass parrot, is a common bird of south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin. Red-rumped parrots are slim, elegant, moderate-sized parrots approximately 28 cm in length. The male's plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights on the wings and upper back. The female's plumage is less vibrant, with pale olive underparts, dull green wings and back and blue-black wingtips. The characteristic red rump is only found in the male.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme.
Male bird (Left) and female bird (Right)

Male bird.


  1. Hello. They are really colorful birds. Great photos.

  2. Hello Nick, your Grass Parrots are beautiful birds. I like their colors. Wonderful photos.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks so much for the visit and comment on my blog.

  3. So many parrots, so little time! I hope these aren't endangered by your terrible fires.

    best... mae at


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