Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius)

The Mulga parrot is a beautiful little parrot found in arid and semi-arid areas of mallee and woodland in southern Australia, away from the more humid east coast and ranges and far southwest WA. It can often be found feeding quietly on seeds and the like on the ground, but is somewhat unpredictable in appearance in any given place. The male is the brighter bird! In western NSW its range overlaps with the closely related and similar Red-rumped parrot.