French: Perruche de Latham German: Schwalbensittich Spanish: Periquito migrador
New South Wales, Australia
Tasmania, breeding mostly along SE coast. Winters in SE & E Australian mainland from SE South Australia to SE Queensland, especially in C Victoria#R.
25 cm; 50–74 g. Green, with forehead and front of face, chin and throat red outlined with yellow except for deep blue patch on mid-crown; underwing-coverts, undertail-... read more
Commonest vocalization a distinctive double note "chit-chit" and longer twittering series of the... read more
In breeding season eucalypt forest, especially those with blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus),... read more
Food and feeding
Pollen and nectar, especially from Eucalyptus blossoms, in particular blue gum, but also Banksia and Xanthorrhoea... read more
Oct–Jan. Nest in hole 7–20 m up in tree, usually a mature or senescent blue gum, often semi-colonially, sometimes with ... read more
Austral migrant, moving to Australian mainland Jan–May, a few birds remaining in Tasmania... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Tasmania EBA. Breeding and wintering distributions vary considerably from year to year in response to... read more
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