Parrots Species Found in Australia
Below is a listing of PARROTS found in Australia.
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Aru Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi aruensis) - Range: Queensland, Australia
Australian King Parrots aka Eastern King, Queensland King, King Lory, Scarlet Parrot, Green Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) - Range: Australia
Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) - Range: Mainland Australian states
Blue Bonnet or Yellow-vented Blue-bonnet Parrot (Northiella haematogaster haemetogaster or Psephotus haematogaster haematogaster)- Range: Western and southern New South Wales, north-western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia
Bourke's Parakeets (Neopsephotus Bourkii) - Range: Southwestern and Central Australia
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) aka budgies or parakeets - Range: Interior Australia
Cockatiels (Nymphensittich / Nymphicus hollandicus ) - Range: Central Australia
Cockatoos (Black, White, etc.)
Cloncurry Parrot (Platycercus barnardi macgillivrayi) - Range: Australia - North-western Queensland, adjacent eastern area Northern Territory
Coxen's Fig Parrot or Coxen's Double-eyed Fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeniis) - Range: Australia: from the Mary River (Gympie) in Queensland south to the Richmond River in New South Wales and west to the Bunya Mountains
Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) - Range: Northeastern Australia
Golden-shouldered Parrot (Psephotus chrysopterygius) - Range: Southern Cape York Peninsula in Australia.
Grass Parakeets (Neophema)
Hooded Parrot (Psephotus dissimilis) - Range: Australia - very north-eastern region of the Northern Territory
King Parakeet (Alisterus scapularis) - Range: Eastern coast of Australia
Mallee Ringnecks / also known as the Mallee Parrots - Native: South-eastern Australia
Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius) aka Many-colored Parrot - Range: Interior of southern Australia
Night Parrot (Geopsittacus occidentalis) - Range: Endemic to Australia, but could possibly be extinct
Night Parakeet Geopsittacus occidentalis) - Range: Interior and northern Australia
Paradise Parrot (Psephotus pulcherrimus) - Range: Was native to Queensland - New South Wales border area of Australia - extinct
Port Lincoln Parakeet (Barnardius zonarius) - Range: Central and west Australia
Princess Parakeet (Polytelis alexandrae) - Range: Interior Australia
Queensland Eclectus Parrots aka Australian Red-sided Eclectus (Eclectus roratus macgillivraryi) - Range: Cape York Peninsula of Australia
Red-capped Parrot or Parakeet (Purpureicephalus spurius) - Range: Southwestern Australia
Red-cheeked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi)
Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) - Range: Common in south-eastern Australia
Red-winged Parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus) aka red-shouldered parrots / parakeets, blood-winged and crimson-winged parrots / parakeets - Range: Northern and northeastern Australia, except along the east coast
Regent or Splendour Parakeet (Polytelis anthopeplus anthopeplus) - Range: Southeast Australia
Rosellas (Platycercus) - Range: Australia and some nearby islands
Starlet-chested Parakeet (Neophema splendida) - also known alternately as Scarlet-breasted parrot, Orange-throated parrot or Splendid parrot - Range: Western New South Wales to interior Western Australia
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