French: Perruche à bouche d’or German: Feinsittich Spanish: Periquito crisóstomo
New Holland; error = Tasmania
SE Australia, where breeds only in S Victoria and SE South Australia and in Tasmania; after breeding, moves N to E South Australia, inland New South Wales and SW Queensland.
20–21 cm; 44–61 g. Area between eye and bill, and postocular mark, yellow; dark blue line across forehead to front of eye, edged above pale blue; crown bronze... read more
Not very vocal. In flight a repeated high-pitched tinkling “tsleet..tsleet..”. Also an insect-like... read more
Eucalypt woodland in breeding season, visiting pastures, clearings and orchards; similar habitat in... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, notably Danthonia semibarbata, D. semiannularis, Aira caryophylla and Drosera peltata... read more
Oct–Jan. Nest in hole in tree, often a high eucalypt, but also in a stump, fence post or fallen log; sometimes colonial. Eggs 4... read more
Migratory, although pattern unclear. Most birds in Tasmania move to mainland in winter, and N parts... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common, especially in Tasmania, SW Victoria and SE South Australia.
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