Entries in Neophema chrysogaster - Orange-bellied Parrot (49)
If you had to ask an average Australian the name of a threatened bird in this country, many would nominate the Orange-bellied Parrot. Critically endangered, and with fewer than 50 left in the wild, it is justifiably one of Australia’s most well-known endangered species.
The population of one of the world's rarest birds, the orange-bellied parrot, has been artificially increased with the release of more captive birds into Tasmania's south-west wilderness.
The orange-bellied parrot has a history as colourful as its feathers. It has been an unlikely player in some controversial debates, its presence famously halting the construction of a major wind farm.