with a length of body up to 33 cm and up to 120 гр, has a long tail. Coloring quite unusual — on a back black feathers with a wide yellow border. The head is light yellow, around eyes and a cheek white. Podkhvostye red, shoulders and swing feathers in wings aeruginous. A breast and a belly light yellow with blue and reddish modulations. Males and females have no differences in coloring. Males, usually, larger also have more powerful beak.
Is known 2 subspecies which differ in the sizes and coloring.
At the correct leaving of a bird live more than 15 years.
the AREA of DWELLING AND LIFE IN the NATURE
Lives a look in a northeast part of Australia. Live at the height about 700 m above sea level in various landscapes — the open woods, savannas, meadows, in thickets along coast of the rivers and roads, in agrolandscapes (fields with agricultural landings, gardens, parks). Usually meet in couples or small packs which are quietly fed on the earth. At the beginning of day of a bird can sit on trees or bushes and it is quite noisy to behave.
In a diet fruit, berries, seeds of plants, flowers, kidneys, nectar and insects.
the Nested season falls on January — September. Usually birds nest in hollow trunks of trees at the height up to 30 m above the ground, but often for these purposes use the columns of fences and power lines constructed by the person. Depth of a nest is not less than a meter. The female lays 4 — 5 eggs in a nest and hatches a laying of about 20 days. Baby birds are born naked, covered with down. By 5 weeks they completely feather and leave a nest. Some more weeks parents feed up them.