CRIMSON-WINGED PARROT Aprosmictus erythopterusby Sally Blanchard» Also known as Red-winged parrot» Length is about13 1/2" Weight about 135 grams» Endemic to Pilbara in western Australia to the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. Also New Guinea from southern eastern Irian Jaya to southwest Papua New Guinea» Although sexes are similar the Red-wing is sexually dimorphic with the male's colors being more intense and having a black nape.» A fairly common aviary bird and companion in avicullture» They are considered stable in their range.Over thirty years ago, I was given a young beautiful, hand-tamed male Red-winged parrot by a woman who had lost interest in him because according to her the bird lacked personality. I had done a consultation with the woman and talked to her extensively about how to develop curiosity in the bird through instructional interaction and play. A few weeks later she called me to see if I could find him a new home. Darwin lived with me for several months I imporved his diet so he ate lots of fresh foods. The change in diet made his feathers shimmer and his personality and playfulness developed with attention. He had gotten a bit wild from being neglected but after awhile he was a very sweet, tame parrot again. I found him a home with a rather reclusive handicapped man who doted on him. He blossomed even more and they became quite quite devoted to each othem.