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  • Swift Parrot

  • Lathamus discolor
  • The Swift Parrot is a slim, medium-sized parrot with a streamlined shape in flight, angular pointed wings and a long pointed purple-red tail. The body is mostly bright green, with a dark blue patch on the crown. The forehead to throat is crimson and there is a crimson patch at the bend of the wing. The female is slightly duller, with a creamy underwing bar. In flight, the bright green body, dark flight feathers and scarlet underwing linings and undertail coverts are spectacular. They are noisy, active and showy, with a very fast, direct flight.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=378
  • Song link
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  • Swift Parrot

  • The Swift Parrot is a slim, medium-sized parrot with a streamlined shape in flight, angular pointed wings and a long pointed purple-red tail. The body is mostly bright green, with a dark blue patch on the crown. The forehead to throat is crimson and there is a crimson patch at the bend of the wing. The female is slightly duller, with a creamy underwing bar. In flight, the bright green body, dark flight feathers and scarlet underwing linings and undertail coverts are spectacular. They are noisy, active and showy, with a very fast, direct flight.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Lathamus discolor
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 309
  • Size
  • 23-26cm
  • Period in district
  • Feb-Sept
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=378
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/swift-parrot