Red-capped Parrot Purpureicephalus spurius

Red-capped Parrot
Red-capped Parrot
The pretty Red-capped Parrot, also called Red-capped Parakeet, comes from Australia and is related to the Rosella parakeets. Also known as the Pileated Parakeet, that name is usually applied to the South American Pileated Parrot.
Red-capped Parrot male
Red-capped Parrot
The adult male Redcap with full red cap, yellow neck and blue-grey front
Red-capped Parrot
Red-capped Parrot
The underside
Red-capped Parrot juvenile A young male Redcap above, he has the blue front of the adult male but has not yet developed the red cap and yellow neck.
Red-capped Parrot Another young Redcap above has the bluey-grey front of the adult female and juvenile but has yet to develop the red or partially red cap of the adults.
female Red-capped Parrot The adult female (above) often has a partially red cap infused with green as well as a less yellow neck. Both have yellow rumps.
Red-capped Parrot in flight
Red-capped Parrot male
Red-capped Parrot juvenile
The Latin name of the bird includes a first word half-Latin/half-Greek meaning purple head and a second word "spurius" meaning "illegitimate" since the juvenile (above right) looks so different from the adults.
Red-capped Parrot with Eastern Rosella The Redcap's relationship to the Rosella family can be seen in the similarity of the broad, blue-green tail above.
Redcaps
Red-capped Parrot