French: Perruche splendide German: Glanzsittich Spanish: Periquito espléndido
Interior SW to SE Australia, mainly in Great Victoria Desert; small population in SE South Australia (Gluepot Station)#R. Periodic irruptions can enlarge its range for several years.
19 cm; 36–44 g. Similar to N. pulchella but with red breast and no chestnut-red wing-patchAdult male Adult male feeding. Female has paler blue face, with... read more
Not very vocal. Contact calls include soft chirrups and twittering notes. Alarm call a disyllabic... read more
Arid mallee-mulga scrublands, usually with sparse spinifex Triodia cover, with preference... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of Triodia greatly favoured, with Newcastelia dixoni, Haloragis odontocarpa, Acacia and Stipa... read more
Aug–Jan, but variable with conditions, especially rain. Nest in hole in tree, usually a dead part of a eucalypt, 2·5–8 m... read more
Probably nomadic and certainly irruptive, presumably in response to favourable climatic conditions... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Birds are generally rare, but large numbers occur in periodic irruptions, e.g. 1939 and 1966, suggesting that the species is adapted to build up numbers... read more
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