The Norfolk Island Parakeet is endemic to Norfolk Island. The adult bird is bright green with paler yellowish green underside. The top of the head is red, with red eye stripe. The outer part of the wing feathers is blue. There is a red patch on either side of rump. The underside of the tail is grey. The female is slightly smaller with less red on head. Juveniles are similar to adults but duller. This species is listed as endangered.
Tasman Parakeet, Norfolk Island Green Parrot
The nest is usually in a hollow in tree trunk or branch
found only on Norfolk Island
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Norfolk Island Parakeet|
Relatives in same Genus
Red-crowned Parakeet (C. novaezelandiae)