Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana
This small green parrot has a very short tail. In the Wet Tropics both sexes have a red forehead and males have a red cheek patch, and the females have blue cheek.
The are very difficult to spot as they climb slowly around the native fig trees, sampling the ripe fruit. When flying, they are fast and direct, with short calls along the way.
At Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages, you can see the Double-eyed Fig-parrot from the back verandah at my office when the Figtree is in fruit.
Images of the Double-eyed Fig-parrot
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Videos of the Double-eyed Fig-parrot
This video shows a a cute immature Fig-parrot calling out from the figtree across from my office. I could hear a metallic whirring and wondered what it was. You can just hear it in the video below if you ignore the other insect and bird noises. In real life the call was very loud! Usually the Double-eyed Fig-Parrots are hard to spot, but this little one had a distinctive head bopping thing going on.