In pictures: the fruity-coloured mulga parrot

A quiet but colourful bird, the mulga parrot is an Aussie favourite.
By Australian Geographic September 9, 2019 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

The beautiful Australian mulga parrot (Psephotus varius) has to be one of our most gorgeous birds. Found in the semi-arid regions of most Australian states, the mulga parrot can be easily spotted, with its bright emerald feathers, yellow splotches and dark blue-to-violet wings. The mulga has been described as quiet and unobtrusive for its rather muted bird call.