French: Perruche d’Alexandra German: Alexandrasittich Spanish: Perico princesa
Other common names:
Howell’s Ponds, Northern Territory, Central Australia
Interior W & C Australia. Irregular in most of range, with probable core areas around L Tobin (NC Western Australia) and Great Victoria Desert.
45 cm. Bill pinkish red, yellow at tip; crown to nape soft pale blue, merging on neck into light olive brown of mantle, back and scapulars; area from upper mandible to behind... read more
Not well documented. Commonest vocalizations a loud “krreee” and a sharp “queet”. Also quiet... read more
Sandy deserts with hummock grassland of Triodia and Plectrachne, usually with a... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses and herbaceous plants, notably spinifex, but also Danthonia bipartita, Portulaca oleracea, ... read more
Recorded Sept–Dec, but dependent young also seen in Jul; probably at any time of year after rainfall. Nest in hollow limb or hole in... read more
Irruptive and/or nomadic; recent analysis suggests a core population around Lake Tobin, in the east... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. CITES II. Population very difficult to assess in a very scarce, apparently... read more
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