French: Perruche à tête d’or German: Springsittich Spanish: Perico maorí cabecigualdo
Other common names:
New Holland = South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand area: North I, South I, Stewart I (could be extinct on the main island)#R, and Auckland Is (possibly eradicated through hybridization) and several small offshore islands.
23 cm. Very similar to C. novaezelandiae but head simply with red frontal band extending to eyes, backed by yellow crown.
Commonest call a long rattling chatter, e.g. “keekeekeekeekee...”, sometimes more nasal and lower-... read more
Prefers mixed Nothofagus-Podocarpus forest, usually at higher altitudes than C.... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds including grass seeds, many kinds of berry, shoots, buds, flowers and invertebrates, on main islands taken in trees, but on predator-... read more
Main period Oct–Dec, but nesting recorded in all months except May and Jun. Nest in hollow limbs or holes in trunks, often dead or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. Formerly widespread and common, now confined to larger tracts of remaining native forest, with... read more
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