Priam Psittaculture Centre, Silver Dawn Parrot Farm, Bungendore

Priam Psittaculture Centre is located at the Silver Dawn Parrot farm near Bungendore in New South Wales (about 30km east of Canberra). The Centre was established in 1997 and is owned by the Gow family. Priam Psittaculture Centre breeds Australian cockatoos and exotic parrots on the eighteen hectare native eucalypt woodland property. The Centre houses one of the best collections of macaws in Australia, including species not seen in the major zoos.

The three main objectives of the organisation are education, conservation and research. Priam Psittaculture Centre is an Associate Institutional Member of ARAZPA (Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria) and a member of ISIS (International Species Information System).

Some threatened species of parrots are bred at the Priam including the Glossy Black Cockatoo, Double-yellow-headed Amazon, Yellow-naped Amazon, Yellow-crowned Amazon and Red-fronted Macaw.

Species at the Centre include:

  • Macaws: Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Green Winged Macaw, Red-shouldered Macaw, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Red-fronted Macaw, Yellow-collared Macaw
  • African Parrots: Senegal Parrot, Jardine’s Parrot, Red-bellied Parrot, Meyer’s Parrot, Congo African Grey Parrot, Timneh Grey Parrot
  • Amazons: Green-cheeked Amazon, Blue-fronted Amazon, Yellow-crowned Amazon, Yellow-napped Amazon, Double Yellow-headed Amazon, Panamensis Yellow-crowned Amazon, Orange-winged Amazon, White-fronted Amazon, Red-lored Amazon, Liacine Amazon, Lilac-crowned Amazon
  • Cockatoos: Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Carnaby’s White-tailed Black Cockatoo, Yellow-tail Black Cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Major Mitchell Cockatoo, Western long-billed Corella, Galah, White Cockatoo
  • Conures: Blue-throated Conure, Patagonian Conure

Priam Psittaculture Centre is located at RMB231 Joe Rocks Road, New South Wales. The Centre is not open to the public.



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