Orange-bellied parakeet

The Orange-bellied Parrot breeds in Tasmania and winters in coastal grasslands on southern mainland Australia. With a population fewer than 75 wild birds, it is regarded as a critically endangered species.

The Orange-bellied parakeet is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Further investigation shows that the orange-bellied parakeet is protected under CITES so that would practically rule that idea out. The disease that has hit... Simon Fordham simonfordham Offline Send Email Nov 5, 2006 5:11 am 4609 Re: Bird ID And it looks more like an Elegant with the very yellow lores. The Orange-bellied dosn't have that in the pictures I've seen. Suzi ... From: "Simon Fordham"... More

The Orange-bellied Parakeet is a small parrot with a length of about 20 cm. The adult male has a graduated tail and is about half of the total length. The crown, back and rump are brilliant deep grass green; the breast and the face are yellowish-green. It has a greenish yellow abdomen with a large reddish-orange patch. The fontal band is blue and is bordered above with a faint blue line. The wings are blue. The upper tail is green tinge blue, the undertail yellow. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Neophema
Species : chrysogaster
Authority : (Latham, 1790)