7" (18 cm). Typical adult barred above with black and yellow; rump and underparts green (occasionally blue). Tail long, pointed, and green.
A chattering warble, interspersed with screeching notes.
calls of captive
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Suburbs, parks, and gardens.
Introduced from Australia and established in west-central Florida and elsewhere in the state.
This familiar cage bird, which occurs in a variety of colors besides those of the wild type described above, escapes so frequently that birds may be seen almost anywhere in the United States, and not just in the area where it now nests successfully on its own.
4-7 white eggs laid in a natural cavity or birdhouse.