20 May 🐦 It’s the Red rumped parrott!
Posted at 14:05h in NHM
The scientific name of this parrot is 𝘗𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘶𝘴.
Red rumped parrots are common in urban parks and gardens. If they are disturbed, they will fly up into the trees and call noisily, before returning to the ground again to feed. They feed in pairs or small groups, and sometimes with other parrots species.
What advantage might they gain by feeding in groups? Red-rumped parrots breed in tree hollows, laying their eggs in the bottom of the hollow. The female will lay 4-8 eggs and she incubates the eggs (i.e. she keeps them warm), while the male collects food for her.
The babies will leave their nest when they are about four weeks old. Male and female red rumped parrots will mate for life.
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