Australian King-Parrot

About the Australian King-Parrot

Also known as: Blood Rosella, King Lory, King Parrot, King Parakeet, Spud Parrot
The Australian King-Parrot is a species of parrot found in far eastern parts of Australia. The pretty and colorful bird is endemic to the country of Australia.

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!
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 December 2019
Scientific Name
Alisterus scapularis
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Alisterus
  • A. scapularis
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 26 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
16.5 to 17 inches
7.37 to 9.74 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 澳洲王鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) papoušek královský
Danish (Dansk) Australsk Kongeparakit
Dutch (Nederlands) Australische Koningsparkiet
Finnish (Suomi) australiankuningaskaija
French (Français) Perruche royale
German (Deutsch) Königssittich
Italian (Italiano) Pappagallo re australiano
Japanese (日本語) キンショウジョウインコ [kinshoujouinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Kongeparakitt
Polish (Polski) szkarlatka królewska
Portuguese (Português) Periquito-rei-australiano
Russian (русский язык) Королевский попугай
Spanish (Español) Papagayo Australiano
Swedish (Svenska) australisk kungspapegoja
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