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. It is important to comply with the current travel restrictions and to use the Territory Check-In app to register at visitor sites and campgrounds in Kakadu.
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.
Red-winged parrots forage for nectar, seeds, fruits and insects. Once disturbed they will quickly take flight with a sharp, alarming call.
- Scientific name: Aprosmictus erythropterus
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