Orange-bellied Parrot

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Orange-bellied Parrot
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Platycercinae
Tribe: Neophemini
Genus: Neophema
Species: N. chrysogaster
Binomial name
Neophema chrysogaster
(Latham, 1790)

The Orange-bllied Parrot, Neophema chryogaster, is a species of parrot. There are only about 35-50 left.

Other names[edit]

Description[edit]

Male is rich grass-green above. Broad blue frontal band to eye. Deep violet-blue in wing. Face, throat, breast greenish-yellow; yellow abdomen with variable orange centre [2].

Female is duller [2].

Juvenile has an olive head, neck and breast [2].

Similar species[edit]

The other species lack the orange on its breast.

Behaviour[edit]

Diet[edit]

Calls[edit]

Its alarm calls are buzz-buzz [2].

Reproduction[edit]

Breeds in Tasmania in open forest copses in heath [2].

Distribution/habitat[edit]

Winters in mainland coastal saltmarsh, dunes and damp grasslands [2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Neophema chrysogaster. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5.

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