Today's new Birdorable species is a parrot endemic to Australia, where it is found along the eastern coast. Today we introduce the Birdorable Australian King-Parrot! Australian King-Parrots display sexual dimorphism -- males and females have different coloration. Our Birdorable cartoon is... Read more »
Australian King-Parrots feed mostly on fruits, nuts, berries, flowers, and seeds. These birds are popular in the pet trade, and do well on a high quality diet of fresh fruit and commerical seed and pellet mixes.
Australian King-Parrots are strongly sexually dimorphic. Males, like our Birdorable version, have red feathers on the head and chest. They have blue-green feathers elsewhere. Females are green on the head, back and chest, with red feathers at the belly and blue at the rump. Males and females have a similar color palette but the arrangement is different!
Details & Statistics
The Australian King-Parrot is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.