Forbes's Parakeet

The Chatham Parakeet native habitat is in brushy forest on the Chatham Islands and Pitt Islands. Due to hunting, the introduction of domestic cats and habitat destruction, the parakeets had diminished to 100 individuals on the lesser of the Mangere islands in 1938, but because of reforestation on Mangere Island Numbers have grown to hundreds. The parakeets are still confined to the two Mangere Islands.

The Forbes's Parakeet is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Forbes's Parakeet and Black Robin, on Mangere Island, also in the Chathams. More

forbesi Forbes's Parakeet: at least 3 on Mangere I., Chatham Is. 129. Platycercus eximius Eastern Rosella: common North I. with southernmost near Foxton. 130. Chrysococcyx lucidus Shining Bronze-Cuckoo: widespread, but hard to see well; taped one in close at Kauri Coast Holiday Park. 131. Urodynamis taitensis Long-tailed Cuckoo: 2-3 heard and one well-seen at Pureora, but none elsewhere. 132. Athene noctua Little Owl: Only sighting between Fairlie and Geraldine. 133. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Cyanoramphus
Species : forbesi
Authority : Rothschild, 1893