National Zoo & Aquarium

The Orange-bellied Parrot is one of two species of migratory parrots. Every year they undertake an extraordinary journey, migrating across the Bass Strait twice – in autumn they fly to coastal mainland southeast Australia, and in spring they return to south-west Tasmania to breed over the summer. The Orange-bellied Parrot is regarded as one of the worlds rarest birds. With an estimate population of less the 50 in the wild. One of the main threats to the Orange-bellied Parrot is the lack of females in the wild.






The National Zoo and Aquarium is part of the regional breeding programs for Orange-bellied parrots.

Orange-bellied Parrot
DISTRIBUTION Southeast Australia and Southwest Tasmania
LIFESPAN 2 years
CONSERVATION STATUS Critically endangered
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

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