French: Perruche à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauchsittich Spanish: Perico de Tasmania
J. F. Gmelin
New Caledonia; error = Adventure Bay, Tasmania
Tasmania and larger Bass Strait islands (King I, Flinders I).
36 cm; 90–165 g. Bill whitish, broad frontal band red, lower cheek and chin grey-blue; rest of head yellow, mottled black on nape; upperparts and tail dull green, with... read more
Flight call is a bisyllabic plaintive metallic “kleeh!-uh”. When perched, also utters low-pitched... read more
All wooded habitats within range are used, birds penetrating urban areas and visiting orchards and... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of eucalypts, myrtle, sassafras, Acacia dealbata, Senecio linearifolius, Rumex, Solanum, ... read more
Sept–Feb. Nest in hollow limb or hole in tree, usually a eucalypt, but also in walls of remote decayed buildings and in one (failed)... read more
Sedentary; birds in higher areas presumably descend to lower-lying areas in winter, although... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Common throughout small range, and only on King I, where much Eucalyptus has... read more
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