Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

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NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

These stunning parrots are seen in small groups throughout Kakadu’s eucalypt woodlands.

What it looks like

This distinctive bird is vibrant green with crimson wings and grows to be about 32 cm tall. The male has more red than the female.

Where to see it

Look for it in savanna woodlands and lowlands, where it is usually found in pairs or flocks. Particularly good spots are Jabiru Lake and Mardukal Billabong near Cooinda.

Behaviour

Red-winged parrots forage for nectar, seeds, fruits and insects. Once disturbed they will quickly take flight with a sharp, alarming call.

Other names

  • Scientific name: Aprosmictus erythropterus