The Red Rumped Parrot is also known as the Grass Parrot. This because of its habitat in that it is found mostly in the grasslands area and the forest fringes. The Red Rumped Parrot tends to be sedentary and inhabit the same area. They don’t migrate for the winter.
The Red Rumped Parrot is found in south east Queensland all through to South Australia’s north east.
Red-rumped parrots are slim, moderate-sized parrots approximately 28 cm (11 in) in length. The male’s plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights on the wings and upper back. The female’s plumage is less vibrant, with pale olive underparts, dull green wings and back and blue-black wingtips. The characteristic red rump is only found in the male.
Like many parrots, red-rumped parrots nest in tree hollows or similar places, including fenceposts and stumps. They lay 3-6 white eggs, Breeding usually takes place in spring (August to January), however, in the dryer inland areas, breeding can occur at any time of year in response to rainfall.