Also known as the many-coloured parrot, the male especially is iridescent when in full mature feather.The female is quite dull in comparison.
This bird is a bird of the outback, often seen around homesteads in the Murchison area.
It is not endangered but is usually only seen in small family groups. The Mulga Parrot feeds on small seeds and grasses and breeds through from autumn to early summer. It lays around five eggs which take 19 days to hatch and the young leave the nest in four weeks.