French: Perruche multicolore German: Vielfarbensittich Spanish: Perico variado
A. H. Clark
apparently the head of Spencer Gulf, South Australia
SC Australia from extreme W to interior SE.
27–28 cm; 53–70 g. Predominantly bright green, but with yellow frontal band, red hindcrown, yellow lesser wing-coverts, dark blue on outer wing-coverts, blackish... read more
Commonest call is a sharply upslurred whistle, “huweet!”, either repeated at regular intervals or... read more
Lightly wooded grasslands, mallee, arid scrublands, with range largely coincident with that of... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, herbs, trees and shrubs, including mulga and A. tetragonophylla, mistletoe Amyema murrayi, the... read more
Jul–Dec, but nesting extends virtually throughout year if conditions favourable. Nest in hollow limb or hole in tree, high up when... read more
No large-scale seasonal movements occur, with some pairs visiting nest-sites throughout the year.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common; uncommon in SW Australia. Although some decline in numbers may have occurred since European settlement, there is no... read more
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