Scarlet-chested Parrot

Neophema splendida

A striking, colourful parrot. The male has bright scarlet chest, orange-yellow belly, bright green upperparts (wings edged with pale blue) and striking blue face. The female has a paler face and green chest. The somewhat similar Turquoise Parrot N. pulchella has a yellow chest and red in the wing (male) and the female is very similar to the female Scarlet-chested Parrot, but has paler green and more white on the face, but is otherwise very similar, thankfully the ranges of the two do not overlap. The  Scarlet-chested Parrot is found in Australia’s southern inland, from south-eastern WA to far western NSW, where it inhabits open woodlands.