Bird Families

Swallow parrot

Pin
Send
Share
Send
Send


The swallow parrot (Lathamus discolor) is a bird of the parrot family. The only species of the genus.

The body length is 24 cm, the tail is about 12 cm. The color of the plumage is green, the head has a bluish tinge. There is a red stripe on the forehead. Its throat and underwing coverts are the same color. The fold of the wing is brownish red. The middle tail feathers are reddish-brown with blue tips. The stepped tail is longer than the wing.

Lives on the island of Tasmania and southeast Australia.

They inhabit eucalyptus forests, woodlands, arable land and plantations. They feed on seeds and grains, herbs, fruits, nectar and pollen, insects and larvae.

The nest is arranged in the hollows of trees at a height of 6-20 meters. Clutch contains 3-5 white eggs.

Boehme R.L., Flint V.E. A five-language dictionary of animal names. Birds. Latin, Russian, English, German, French. / under the general editorship of Acad. V.E.Sokolova. - M .: Rus. lang., "RUSSO", 1994. - P. 120. - 2030 copies. - ISBN 5-200-00643-0

Pin
Send
Share
Send
Send