The red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), also known as the red-backed parrot or grass parrot, is a common bird of south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Red-rumped parrots are slim, elegant, moderate-sized parrots approximately 28 cm in length. The male's plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights on the wings and upper back. The female's plumage is less vibrant, with pale olive underparts, dull green wings and back and blue-black wingtips. The characteristic red rump is only found in the male.
They are well-camouflaged on the grass where they spend most of their time foraging for food, as you can see in the photos. These are taken in the Darebin Parklands in suburban Fairfield.
This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.