Hooded Parrot Psephotellus dissimilis

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A slender and long-tailed parrot restricted to a relatively small range in the Northern Territory, where it inhabits open woodlands. Male a striking turquoise color with black cap, yellow wings, rosy undertail coverts, and olive back. Female primarily pale green with turquoise underparts except for rosy undertail coverts. Slenderer and longer-tailed than Red-winged Parrot and Northern Rosella, with bright yellow shoulders obvious in flight. This species digs tunnels in termite mounds in order to breed. Calls include a sharp "chit."

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