French: Perruche des rochers German: Klippensittich Spanish: Periquito roquero
Coasts and islands of W & SW Western Australia and C & EC South Australia.
22 cm; 47–54 g. Frontal band to eye dark blue vaguely edged pale blue including around eye and on lores; rest of head and upperparts brownish olive, washed greyer on... read more
Not very vocal. When flushed a repeated high-pitched “tsit-tset...tsit-tset...”. In flight a... read more
Coastal dunes, mangroves, saltflats, Atriplex shrublands, Casuarina woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and fruits of grasses, shrubs and halophytic plants, notably Carpobrotus aequilaterus and C. crystallinum, also... read more
Aug–Dec, rarely Feb; sometimes double-brooded. Nest in crevice in low cliff, rockface or overhang, recently all from islets, mostly... read more
Resident, but with local post-breeding dispersal to other islands and coastal areas; on Kangaroo I... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally common. Apparent gap in range at Great Australian Bight attributed to absence of suitable nesting sites. Moreover, mainland... read more
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