Orange-Bellied Parrot Emergency Rescue Operation

Orange-Bellied Parrot’s population has been declining for years, but this year it has reached its lowest number so far. The Orange-Bellied Parrot is Australia’s most endangered parrot species with only 21 breeding birds left in the wild. Just three female orange-bellied parrots survive in the wild, with 11 males also surviving the winter migration from Victoria […]

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Parrot Fossil Discovered in Siberia Recently

Parrot Fossil of a bird usually associated with the warmer climates was discovered recently in Siberia. Siberia, a place where only hardy wildlife such as brown bears, lynx and deer will survive is the source of this unique finding. For the first time ever a parrot fossil has been found in Siberia and has now […]

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Parrot species threat by legal and illegal trade in Southern Africa

Parrot Species Threat in Southern Africa. As a result of the legal animal trade Southern African parrot species are under threat. This excludes poaching threat. There were around 18,000 protected species of wild plant and animal worth $340 million sold legally between 2005 and 2014. At the top of the export list were live parrots. […]

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Beak & Feather virus breakthrough

Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease (PBFD) is a virus threatening the survival of rare Australian parrot species, including the western ground and orange-bellied parrots. These species have fewer than 50 birds remaining in the wild. The disease, which can lead to starvation and death as feathers moult and beaks soften is one of the main threats […]

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Cockatiel – Profile & Care Guide

Common name: Cockatiel Latin name: Nymphicus hollandicus Length: 29-33 cm (11-12.9 in) Weight: 80-100g (2.8-3.5 oz) Life Span: 15 to 20 years Origin: Australia Noise Level: Moderate. Males usually sing to attract a mate or at the beginning and end of the day, while females chirp to get the attention of their owner or mate. […]

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