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Breeds August-February. Eggs are laid in a eucalypt hollow, stump or fence post. Pairs mate for life. The femaie incubates the eggs, being regularly fed by the male.
This parrot may be distinguished by its red head and white cheek patches.
South-eastern Australia and Tasmania.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
A very vividly colored parrot, however when feeding on the ground or in foliage the patterned plumage camouflages well.
Omnivore, feeds on the ground and in trees and shrubs. Eats seeds, fruits, flowers, buds, nectar and insects.
Grasslands, open grassy forests, woodlands, timbered watercourses, farmland, roadsides, parks and gardens.
Native to Australia