Grass Parrots


the scarlet-chested parrakeet

neophema splendida

perruche splendide




photo A.C./ C. Mattheeuws


Length 22 cm, weight 50g average

The bright blue face and head with the red chest and yellow belly of the male make it easily to recognisable. The red patch must be as large as possible and sharply defined with the yellow belly.

Young birds look similar to the female, the red feathers starting to come after a few months to get the adult colour about twelve months, although the male colour still improves later.

The female is duller green, looking a bit similar to the Turquoise Parrakeet female, but she has pale blue lores while the Turquoise P female has white lores.   



photo A.C. /J. Gruson


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