Bluebonnet (bird)

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Northiella haematogaster -Cocoparra National Park-8.jpg
Eastern bluebonnet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Northiella
Mathews, 1912

Two; see text

The term bluebonnet refers to the two species of Australian parrots in the genus Northiella. The genus name honours Australian ornithologist Alfred John North.


The genus includes the following two species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Bluebonnet-back.jpg Northiella haematogaster Eastern bluebonnet Australia
Northiella narethae Naretha bluebonnet southeastern Western Australia to southwestern South Australia


  1. ^ Gill F. and Donsker D. (eds), Family Psittaculidae, in IOC World Bird Names (ver 6.2), International Ornithologists’ Union, 2016. URL Retrieved 9 June 2016.