Red-capped Parrot

Purpureicephalus spurius

The Red-capped Parrot lives in the southern parts of Western Australia, where it is a common bird of eucalypt forest and woodlands, treed parks and gardens.

Adult males have a crimson cap, yellow-green cheeks and rump and a purplish-blue breast. The back and tail are green. Females are generally duller and most have a violet-grey breast.

Red-capped parrots feed mainly on one kind of eucalyptus known as “Marri”, but they also eat seeds and may attack apple, pear and citrus fruits.

The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in June 2007.

Tribe Platycercini
Subfamily Platycercinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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