Golden-shouldered Parrot Psephotus chrysopterygius

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Slender, long-tailed parrot restricted to a tiny range in tropical savanna woodland in far northern Queensland. Male a striking turquoise color, with red lower belly, tiny black cap, and yellow forecrown. Wings pale grayish brown with yellow band. Female primarily green with turquoise wash on face and underparts. This species digs tunnels in termite mounds in order to breed.

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