French: Perruche ondulée German: Wellensittich Spanish: Periquito común
New South Wales, Australia.
Australia, mainly away from coasts, and absent from Cape York Peninsula.
17–18 cm; 26–29 g. Cere blue, forehead, front of face and throat pale yellow, last with line of black spots; lower malar area purple; mid-crown and area below eye back... read more
Quite noisy. Commonest calls a liquid pleasant-sounding “che-lee” and a short raspy dry “krrr” or “... read more
In habits a wide variety of open habitats including open forest, savanna, lightly wooded grasslands... read more
Food and feeding
Grass and chenopod seeds taken on or near ground, the number of species and proportions varying with season and part of range. In inland... read more
Jun–Sept in N of range, Aug–Jan in S, but any time of year after substantial rains, and where conditions permit there may be... read more
In parts of range areas exist in which seasonal production of food is regular, and others where the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Abundant; in favourable years in certain places flocks darken the sky and the weight of perching birds has broken eucalypt branches 4... read more
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