All three species of King Parrot have striking combinations of red (head/breast), green (wings) and blue (rump, collar, tail) plumage.
The Papuan or Green-winged King Parrot comes from Papua New Guinea. The male has much more vivid colours
including a richer red, a bright blue and (despite its name) more blue in its dark green wings which gives more contrast to the
almost luminous light green streak.
The parrot illustrated above is one of three subspecies with distinct ranges: Alisterus chloropterus moszkowskii.
Unlike the two other subspecies, the female resembles the male with a red head, but is paler and has a much less contrasting wing-stripe.
The females of the other two subspecies (chloropterus and callopterus) have green heads.
Showing his royal blue back and rump