French: Perruche à capuchon noir German: Collettsittich Spanish: Perico capirotado
Mary River, Northern Territory, Australia
N Northern Territory, in N Australia.
26 cm; 50–60 g. Similar to P. chrysopterygius but with all-black crown from base of upper mandible, darker brown uppersides, larger and brighter yellow wing-... read more
Flight call is a melodious bubbling “chu-wheeh!”. Other calls include a short staccato “peet!” and... read more
Open woodlands and savanna grasslands with an abundance of terrestrial termitaria, most nests being... read more
Food and feeding
In early wet season seeds of perennial grasses (23 species of Poaceae) when available, otherwise seeds of herbaceous plants and annual... read more
Jan–Apr or May. Nest mainly in turreted termitaria. Eggs laid at 1·5–2·5 day intervals; average clutch size 4... read more
Birds were formerly recorded as wet season immigrants (Nov–Mar) to Melville I, but unclear if... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES I. Previously considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Decline of species since start of 20th century... read more
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