- Platycercus elegans
- Parrots & Parakeets
The Crimson Chat is a small songbird native to Australia. Male Crimson Chats have brown bodies with red crowns and underparts. They also sport black eye masks and white throats. Females and juveniles are similar, with duller markings.
Crimson Chats feed on insects and spiders. They are also able to use their uniquely-adapted brush-tipped tongues to pick up seeds or feed on nectar.
Crimson Chats are social birds, nesting together in clusters and remaining in small flocks throughout the year. Like North Americas Killdeer, the Crimson Chat will fake an injury to lure predators away from their nest or vulnerable young.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 06 December 2010|
|Scientific Name||Epthianura tricolor|
|Birdorable Family||Chats & Honeyeaters|
(as of 28 March 2017)
4 to 5 inches
10 to 11 ounces
|Range||Australia and New Zealand|