Tasmanian orange-bellied parrot endangered

Orange-bellied parrot

From Wildlife Extra:

Critically Endangered Orange-bellied parrot on the brink of extinction

21/04/2010 09:33:17

Orange-bellied parrots to be wiped out in wave of extinctions?

April 2010. The Australian national bird conservation organisations, Birds Australia and BOCA (Bird Observation & Conservation Australia), have warned that the plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot is a wake up call that highlights the looming extinction crisis facing Australia.

The parrot has been listed as critically endangered since 2006. Recent surveys have shown that the wild population has dropped to around 50 birds and is declining, probably because of low breeding participation by females. Modelling suggests extinction in the wild within the next 2 to 5 years. The parrot breeds in Tasmania and migrates to south coast of mainland Australia for winter.

Survival in the Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster): here.

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