Australian King Parrot - Alisterus scapularis
As its common name suggests, the Australian King Parrot, Alisterus scapulars (Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae) is endemic to the eastern coast of Australia, where they are frequently seen in small groups with various species of Rosella.
These parrots are sexually dimorphic. Adults of both sexes are very majestic birds, typically averaging 42 - 43 cm in length, including their long tail. As seen in the photo, the adult males (>4 years) are very striking in appearance with a red head, breast, and lower undersides, with a blue lower back, and green wings and tail. They have a reddish-orange upper beak with a black tip and a black lower beak, and yellow eye ring.
Females are similar in appearance except for a green head and breast, a black upper beak, and paler yellow eye ring.
Photo credit: ©Steve Hitchcock | Locality: Maleni, Queensland, Australia (2006)