In pictures: the fruity-coloured mulga parrot

By Australian Geographic 9 September 2019
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A quiet but colourful bird, the mulga parrot is an Aussie favourite.

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.