Orange-bellied Parrot  |  

Neophema chrysogaster

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The orange-bellied parrot is one of 20 birds that the Australian Government has prioritised resource allocation to support the species recovery effort. The orange-bellied parrot is endemic to south-eastern Australia, but fewer than an estimated 50 birds remain in the wild. The orange-bellied parrot is iconic, seen as a flagship species in the fight against extinction and is particularly valued by community groups. Its identity also has created a unique eco-tourism industry with hundreds of tourists visiting known breeding locations every year.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Listing Advice, Neophema chrysogaster

    In south west Tasmania; changes in fire regimes have allowed clumps of paperbark and tea trees to flourish; which may eventually render feeding habitat unsuitable (Brown Wilson 1982 Lane Kinhill Planners 1979a).