Photo: Neophema Elegans
Subvenuation: Real parrots
Rod: Herbal parrots
Body length 22—23cm. Olive green plumage; a strip passing through the forehead and above the eyes, blue; the same color and bends of the wings. Middle feathers of the tail is gray-blue, the rest is light yellow. The male has a pale orange stain on the belly, the female and young chicks have no such spot.
Lives in South and Western Australia.
Open areas and sparse forests with grassy vegetation inhabit. The main food is the seeds of grassy plants. They also consume fruits and fruits of wild plants.
Nesting once a year from August to October. The nests are voids to them in large branches of trees or rotten stumps. In the masonry from 4 to 5 rounded eggs. One female against, the male at this time is nearby and feeds the female once a day. Running lasts 19-21 days. At the age of 32-35 days, young parrots leave the nest, but parents feed them for about 10-12 days.
The view includes 2 subspecies:
- Neophema Elegans Carteri (Mathews, 1912)
- Neophema Elegans Elegans (GOULD, 1837)
Other types of genus «Herbal parrots»:
- Golden -beach grass parrot
- Red -chested herbal parrot
- Azure herbal parrot
- Sinkryly grass parrot
- A rocky herbal parrot