French: Perruche à tête pâle German: Blasskopfrosella Spanish: Perico pálido
Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. adscitus
(Latham, 1790) – N Queensland, in NE Australia.
P. a. palliceps
Lear, 1832 – E Queensland and N New South Wales.
30 cm; 100–175 g. Bill and face white shading to yellow, lightly edged black, on nape and sides of neck; chin and lower cheeks grey-blue; mantle, back and scapulars... read more
Flight call is a loud, dry “chit-chit”, repeated in loose series. When perched utters rather... read more
Occurs in variety of habitats, including savanna woodland, paperbark woodland, riverine and swamp... read more
Food and feeding
Wide range of plants utilized, with 47 species recorded; forages more arboreally than P. eximius. Seeds of Eucalyptus... read more
Feb–Jun in N, though with some variation depending on rainfall, Sept–Dec in S. Nest in deep hollow in living or dead tree,... read more
Sedentary; some local movements at the edges of range are related to climatic pressures.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Abundant throughout most of range, benefiting from agriculture and cereal cultivation; only in S, where sympatric with closely related ... read more
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