Hooded Parrot Psephotellus (prev. Psephotous) dissimilis

Hooded Parrot
Hooded Parrot
The Hooded Parrot, named after the black cap of the male, is a pretty turquoise-coloured parrot from Australia's Northern Territory. The male has attractive bright yellow wing patches and a red vent.
Hooded Parrot
Hooded Parrot
A similar-looking relative, the rare Golden-shouldered Parrot of Queensland, also has a (smaller) black cap, turquoise body, (smaller) gold wing patches and a red vent (see separate page).
Hooded Parrot The turquoise front
Hooded Parrot V-sign The V sign
Hooded Parrot Cleaning one's toenail's
The Hooded Parrot is sometimes classed as a subspecies of the Golden-shouldered. The two, together with the Mulga Parrot, were moved from the Psephotus genus to Psephotellus when recent DNA analysis indicated that they were less-closely related to the Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus genus) than previously thought.
Hooded Parrot
Hooded Parrot
Hooded Parrot
The hen parrots look entirely different from the males -- see below. They nest in termite mounds.
Hooded Parrot female
Hooded Parrot
Hooded Parrots
Hen of Hooded parrot showing delicate blue breast and blue cheek with shadow grey cap and turquoise-blue rump (with Hooded male)