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Breeds August-January. Lays eggs in a eucalypt hollow, fence post or stump. Pairs mate for life. The female incubates the eggs, being regularly fed by the male.
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The male is a brightly colored parrot featuring a bright green head and neck, yellow underparts and a red rump.
Herbivore, feeding on seeds and leaves of grasses. Will also feed on fruits and flowers in trees. Usually observed in pairs or flocks feeding on the ground or in flowering foliage.
Generally near water, grassy woodlands, farm paddocks with remnant trees, watercourses with River Red Gums, farms, playing grounds.
Native to Australia
Calls are sharp, scratchy and metallic "chwie-chwiep, chwie-chwiep …".
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
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The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.