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KPA1 King Parrot
The King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)

The male King Parrot, is surely one of Australia's most magnificent birds.The bright crimson colours of the head, chest and underparts make the bird easy to spot when it is feeding quietly in trees.
It has a much 'quieter' personality than many other parrots but is still prone to gathering in large groups where food is abundant. This often brings it into conflict with farmers, who usually view the King Parrot as a pest.
Like all parrots it likes to nest in tree hollows. Unfortunately, land clearance has greatly reduced the number of these potential breeding sites but for now the King parrot's future is still secure.