Parrots in QLD, Australia – Parrots to see in Queensland

parrots you can see in Queensland Australia

Which parrots can you see in the state of Queensland (QLD), Australia?

Queensland is the most biodiverse part of Australia and features the amazing tropics of the far north where you’ll find some parrot species that are not found anywhere else in Australia – this includes the marvellous Palm Cockatoo and the Eclectus Parrot.

QLD is a huge state featuring vast areas of remote habitat. The types of habitats throughout the state include subtropical forests in the south (much of which has sadly been cleared for human development), wetlands, tropical rainforest, and of course the huge remote arid and desert areas of western QLD.

List of parrot species found in the wild in QLD, Australia:

Pale-headed Rosella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Red-winged Parrot
Rainbow Lorikeet
Little Corella
Australian King-Parrot
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Crimson Rosella
Little Lorikeet
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Red-rumped Parrot
Long-billed Corella
Australian Ringneck
Bourke’s Parrot
Mulga Parrot
Eastern Rosella
Greater Bluebonnet
Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo
Musk Lorikeet
Turquoise Parrot
Palm Cockatoo
Northern Rosella
Eclectus Parrot
Red-cheeked Parrot
Red-collared Lorikeet
Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Ground Parrot (rare)
Swift Parrot (rare; migratory April-September)

The following parrots are very unlikely to be seen:

Scarlet-chested Parrot
Golden-shouldered Parrot
Night Parrot