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Crimson Wing parakeet (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Crimson Wing parakeets are a beautiful species with bright green body plumage. Both the males and females have red on their wings, but the males also have a black ‘cape’ on their backs. The first Crimson Wing to come to us, Arwin, belonged to a woman who was dying of cancer. When Prince was gifted to Pandemonium as a mate for Arwin, she fell head-over-heels in love with him and pursued him until he fell for her. They now are very much in love. He feeds her; she looks at him with admiration in her eyes. It's the classic story of a girl chasing the guy until the guy finally catches her.
Crimson Wings are endangered in their native Australia. We would enjoy having young Crimson Wings around, but this couple is probably too old to have babies. Arwin once laid a clutch of eggs and did a great job of incubating, but none hatched.