- Australian King Parrot: Alisterus scapularis
The Australian King-Parrot is endemic to forests and coastal woodlands of eastern Australia.
In North Queensland it is uncommon but distributed widely in upland areas.
Small flocks are observed regularly round Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge .
Additional Information: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
The 'Australian King Parrot' is a beautiful green and red parrot.
These birds are very sexually dimorphic, with the males having a bright red head and breast, while the female is more generally green.
They usually travel in pairs or small groups of juveniles, sometimes in a strange mix of confusing, undeveloped plumage colours.
They are found in the rainforests and wetter sclerophyll along the east coast where their high 'ching ching' calls may be heard as they zoom overhead.
Script: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
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