From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ==Description==
ge at the age of about one year.
|Adult male in Canberra, Australia|
The Superb Parrot (also known as Barraband's Parrot, Barraband's Parakeet, or Green Leek Parrot), (Polytelis swainsonii) is a parrot native to southeastern Australia. It is a monomorphic species and one of three species in the genus Polytelis.
First described by French naturalist Desmarest in 1826, the Superb Parrot, a monomorphic species, is one of three species in the genus Polytelis of long-tailed parrots. Common names include Superb Parrot and, in avicultural circles, Barraband's Parrot or Parakeet, or Green Leek (although the last is applied to several unrelated species). Its closest relative is the Regent Parrot.