King Parrot

The King parrot (Alisterus scapularis) is a parrot species native to eastern Australia. Their diet consists of fruits and seeds. Adults are about 43 cm long. Males have red heads, breasts, and lower undersides, a blue neckband, green wings with a pale shoulder band, and a blue rump. Their beaks are reddish-orange with black tips, and they have yellow irises. Females have green heads and breasts, smaller or absent shoulder bands, grey beaks, and brown irises. Juveniles resemble females but have yellowish beaks. Rare individuals without melanin may appear orange to yellow. They are stunning-looking birds and can be seen regularly at Bimbi Park.

Likelihood to see them: Common

Where to see them: All over the park.

Time: Sunrise and all day.