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These colourful birds inhabit mainly forested areas, but will often live close to suburban areas as a source of food.
The parrots are usually around 40 to 45 cms in length (which includes a 20cm tail). The male king parrot sports a brilliant red breast and head, black tail and dark green body. The female has a dullish green head and body with a dullish red underbelly.
They are found along the coastal areas of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
A King Parrot will feed on fruits, seeds or small insects. Birds close to suburban areas may feed on food crumbs and scraps.
It is important not to feed King Parrots any leftovers, as their diet is much different to that of humans.
King Parrots living close to suburbia have become quite domesticated, and whilst being cautious, are not afraid of human contact. King Parrots will often perch on an outstretched arm to feed on bird seed from an open palm.
The King Parrot breeds September through January.
King Parrots will often travel together in small parties. King Parrots are large birds and in our (australianfauna.com) opinion, not suitable for captivity. However, these birds are often kept as pets here in Australia in less than ample enclosures.

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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