French: Perruche de Barraband German: Schildsittich Spanish: Perico soberbio
New South Wales, Australia
Interior SE Australia (NC New South Wales to N Victoria), breeding only in S of range (Riverine, Nathalia area); winters N to Namoi R.
40 cm; 133–157 g. Green, with pinkish red bill, yellow forehead to mid-crown tinged blue on hindcrown; yellow lower face, chin and throat with a broad red band across... read more
Commonest vocalization is a rolling, grating, somewhat husky “currack”, typically repeated by all... read more
Riverine eucalypt woodland dominated by red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), also... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, herbs and bushes, e.g. Erodium, Stipa, Danthonia, Hordeum murinum, Medicago... read more
Sept–Dec. Nest is situated in hollow limb or hole in tree, generally high (11–51 m) over water in a riverine eucalypt; often... read more
N parts of range only occupied by part of population in winter, Apr–Aug; yet also evidence of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in South-east Australia EBA. Numbers apparently tumbled in 1920s as an accidental effect... read more
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