Port Lincoln parakeets are the most popularly known Australian parakeets both in the wild and in aviaries.
In the wild, Port Lincoln parakeets feed on the pulp of green eucalypt capsules. Provide a diet of fruits, eggfood, multi-grain bread and other fresh vegetables, especially fresh greens. When flying in the wild, Port Lincoln parakeets glide for long periods then change to rapid wing flaps. Adult males are dark green with a washed-out black color across their head, nape and upper cheeks. The males’ throat and breast are dark green, contrasting the abdomen, which is yellow. Females are duller in color than the males and where the male is black, the female is colored a brownish-black.