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Blue-banded Parrot, Blue-banded Grass-parrot
Breeding season: February to October. Clutch size is four to six. They form monogamous pairs. Nests are made in a tree hollow of a stump, preferably with a vertical opening. Eggs are laid on a bed of decaying wood. The female incubates the eggs and the male hunts for food. The female leaves at intervals to be fed by the male. Both sexes feed the young.
Dark blue patch on the wings. A yellow facial patch extends back to the eye. A narrow, dark blue band runs from eye to eye across the forehead.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
When choosing nest sites, Blue-winged Parrots try to get one with a small opening that will prevent predators, like Grey Shrike-thrushes, getting in to steal the eggs and young.
Herbivore. Feeds on seeds of grasses and herbaceous plants.
Found in woodlands, coastal heath and grasslands.
Native to Australia