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ORANGE - BELLIED PARROT

Neophema chrysogaster

ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTIONWHAT THEY EAT
With fewer than 50 birds still in the wild, the Orange-bellied Parrot is a
Critically Endangered Species. They could become extinct in the world within 5 years.
Favourite foods include seeds, fruits of sedges and salt-tolerant coastal plants. The salt marsh around Western Port Bay has been a very important habitat for Orange-bellied Parrots.

MIGRATIONHOW YOU CAN HELP


Each summer Orange-bellied Parrots breed in south-west Tasmania.

They then fly across to the mainland to feed along the coast through winter.

With numbers so low a conservation breeding program has become essential for their survival.

Moonlit Sanctuary has a breeding facility where birds are bred for release, this helps to boost the wild population numbers. We need to do more to help this species of bird, including constructing more breeding and flocking aviaries as well as specialised veterinary care. You can help with donation, se a staff member or use the donation box at the exit.

 

HABITAT

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