male- bright yellow head, underparts and rump; dusky olive mantle and upper back; dusky olive inner scapulars washed variously with black; black outer scapulars and tertial feathers; lower tertials washed with red; yellow patch on folded wing; red inner secondary coverts tipped with yellow; black tail, tipped finely on undersides of side tail feathers with yellow/white. Bill orange/red. Eye orange. Female-yellow/olive head and underparts; dull yellow wing patch; wing patch smaller in size; lower tertials and inner secondary coverts pink/red; upper tail dull olive, the side tail feathers widely tipped and margined with red/pink on inner webs. Eye brown/orange.
in that head and underparts are duller olive/yellow. Female-as in
but more olive, less yellow on head and underparts; less dull yellow on lesser and median wing coverts.
as in adult female. Bill orange/yellow. Eye dark brown.
Contact call is described as prolonged and rolling; harsher than call of Superb Parrot. Also emits a quiet twittering after landing. Feeds in silence.
Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E118.htm&Pic=118_1.JPG
BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1457&m=0
Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/
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