French: Perruche turquoisine German: Schönsittich Spanish: Periquito turquesa
New South Wales, Australia.
SE Australia from inland SE Queensland S to NC Victoria.
20 cm; 37–44 g. Forehead and face blue, shading to green on mid-crown and most upperparts; underparts from throat yellow, with vague orange tinge on belly; inner lesser... read more
Calls include single and double high-pitched tinkling notes such as “tseee!” and “tsink-tsink”.... read more
Open forest, woodland, native grassland, with marked preference for ecotones between open and... read more
Food and feeding
Generalized diet consisting of seeds, flowers and fruit of both native and introduced plants including grasses, composites, other herbs and... read more
Aug–Dec, with one area producing records also in Apr–May, presumably second broods. Nest in hollow in tree (Eucalyptus... read more
Apparently mainly sedentary but with local post-breeding dispersals and irregular local movements... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. A dramatic decline to near-extinction occurred 1880–1920, attributed to the effects of habitat... read more
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