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==Other names==
 
==Other names==
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Also known as the '''Red-sided Parrot'''.
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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This species of parrot is {{convert|40|-|43|cm|in|abbr=on}} long.
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Males are bright green with an orange bill with red flanks. Flight feathers have a bend of blue with scarlet linings and tails are dark with a tipped yellow. Females are wine-red in plumage with a broad blue band across breast. Has a black bill and blue linings on wings with orange tail tip.<ref name="PizzeyBirds"/>
 
===Similar species===
 
===Similar species===
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
 
===Diet===
 
===Diet===
 
===Calls===
 
===Calls===
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Harsh rolling screech of ''kraach-krraak'' or ''kar!, kar!, kar!'' while in flight. Also possesses a wailing flute-like whistle cry that is both hollow and high pitched.<ref name="PizzeyBirds"/>
 
===Reproduction===
 
===Reproduction===
 
==Distribution/habitat==
 
==Distribution/habitat==
 
==References==
 
==References==
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{{Reflist}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
   

Revision as of 20:33, March 13, 2014

Other names

Also known as the Red-sided Parrot.

Description

This species of parrot is 40–43 cm (16–17 in) long.

Males are bright green with an orange bill with red flanks. Flight feathers have a bend of blue with scarlet linings and tails are dark with a tipped yellow. Females are wine-red in plumage with a broad blue band across breast. Has a black bill and blue linings on wings with orange tail tip.[1]

Similar species

Behaviour

Diet

Calls

Harsh rolling screech of kraach-krraak or kar!, kar!, kar! while in flight. Also possesses a wailing flute-like whistle cry that is both hollow and high pitched.[1]

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

References

  1. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PizzeyBirds

External links

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