French: Perruche élégante German: Schmucksittich Spanish: Periquito elegante
Tasmania?; error = Victoria
SW Western Australia, and SC South Australia (including Kangaroo I) to W Victoria.
22–23 cm; 42–51 g. Extremely similar to N. chrysostoma but plumage brighter and more yellowish notably on breast, with inner wing-coverts concolorous... read more
Not very vocal. When flushed an electric buzzy “zzt-zzt-zzt-zzt...”. Also an emphatic repeated “... read more
Coastal dunes, wooded and shrubby grasslands, mallee, eucalypt woodland, dry Acacia... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of clover Trifolium, Paspalum grasses, Lomandra and several species of twinleaf Zygophyllum... read more
Aug–Nov. Nest in hollow usually high in tree, often in horizontal hollows in high limbs of isolated trees or trees in isolated clumps... read more
Partly nomadic, particularly at the edges of range; some small-scale seasonal movements may also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common, particularly in SW Australia, where since 1930s numbers and range have increased in apparent response to land clearance and the use... read more
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