A photo of a Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus), male
Regent Parrot, Male

Regent Parrot

Polytelis anthopeplus

The regent parrot or rock pebbler (Polytelis anthopeplus) is a bird found in southern Australia. It has predominantly yellow plumage with a green tail. The bird is found primarily in eucalyptus groves and other wooded areas of subtropical southwestern Australia, as well as in a smaller area of subtropical and temperate southeastern Australia. Seeds make up the bulk of its diet. A yellowish-green parrot, long and slender, with similar patterning exhibited by the sexes. They are between 37–42 cm in length. The female is generally more green, the male much yellower. The tail feathers above are dark blue-green, those beneath are black. The male is generally yellow, with several shades on the head; its back is generally a collection of colourful shades of green; its beak generally red. Immature birds, like the female, are duller in colour than males.
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