In the past was frequently placed in separate genus Geopsittacus. Monotypic.
Interior of W & C Australia, where likely widespread in 19th century. Presumed extinct for decades, but carcasses found in NW Queensland (near Boulia in 1990 and Diamantina in 2006), three individuals reported in Pilbara region (Western Australia) in 2005, other possible sightings made in several regions#R, and photographs of a live bird obtained in 2013#R. Possibly a very scarce and cryptic species that could occur, inland, anywhere from Western Australia to W Queensland and NW New South Wales#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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