The princess parrots name is derived from its combination of beautiful 'princess-like' colours that include pale pinks and greens. Males and females are similar in appearance. They are also known as the Alexandra parrot or rose-throated parakeet.
It is a rare and highly nomadic inhabitant of inland Australia. Its threats include habitat destruction altered fire regimes and competition for food with introduced herbivores. They eat a variety of seeds, flowers, fruit, leaf foliage and insects.