Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Superb Parrot

The Superb Parrot
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The Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii), also known as Barraband's Parrot, 

Barraband's Parakeet, or Green Leek Parrot, is a parrot native to south-eastern Australia. 
It is a monomorphic species and one of three species in the genus Polytelis.

The Superb Parrot is mostly bright green with darker flight feathers

 and is about 40 cm (16 in) long with a long pointed tail. 
Adult males have continuous yellow foreheads and throats, 
with a red horizontal band across the border of the throat. ~ Bernard

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