This brilliantly coloured little parrot occurs everywhere in the hills up to about  1300 metres.  It also inhabits the low-country wet zone.  Like other parakeets of the island this is also a green bird with short tail.  Bright red crown shade in to orange in the nape and mantle area.  Rump area is deep red.  Sexes alike but the female is duller.  A fairly common small bird occurring in forested areas, home gardens and plantations of the wet zone.  Occasionally wanders to other areas in the wet zone and adjacent areas of wet zone.  Usually lives singly or in pairs and sometimes in small parties.