Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster


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Crates, R.; Rayner, L.; Stojanovic, D.; Webb, M.; Heinsohn, R. 2017. Undetected Allee effects in Australia's threatened birds: implications for conservation. Emu - Austral Ornithology 117(3): 207-221.

Garnett, S. T.; Szabo, J. K.; Dutson, G. 2011. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Holdsworth, M., Dettmann, B. and Baker, B.G. 2011. Survival in the Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster). Emu 111: 222-228.

Holdsworth, M.C. 2006. Reproductive success and demography of the Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster. Department of Zoology, University of Tasmania.

Loyn, R.H., Lane, B.A., Chandler, C. and Carr, G.W. 1986. Ecology of Orange-bellied Parrots Neophema chrysogaster at their main remnant wintering site. Emu 86: 195-206.

Loyn, R.H.; Menkhorst, P.; Middleton, D.; Holdsworth, M. 2005. Mainland-bred Orange-bellied Parrots migrate to Tasmania! Wingspan 15: 5-7.

Penrose, K. 2016. Behaviour and reproduction of captive and wild origin Orange-bellied Parrots (Neophema chrysogaster) in the conservation breeding program. University of Melbourne.

Saunders, D. 2008. Orange-bellied Parrot Winter surveys 2008. The Bird Observer: 6.

Sims, R. 2010. Dispatches from the front line: the fight to save the Orange-bellied Parrot. Wingspan 20(3): 16-19.

Smales, I., Muir, S. and Meredith, C. 2005. Modelled cumulative impacts on the Orange-bellied Parrot of wind farms across the species’ range in south-eastern Australia. Biosis Research Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

Starks, J., Brown, P., Loyn, R. and Menkhorst, P. 1992. Twelve years of winter counts of the Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster. Australian Bird Watcher 14: 305-312.

Stojanovic, D., Webb, M.H., Alderman, R., Porfirio, L.L. and Heinsohn, R. 2014. Discovery of a novel predator reveals extreme but highly variable mortality for an endangered migratory bird. Diversity and Distributions 20(10): 1200-1207.

Stojanovic, D.; Alves, F.; Cook, H.; Heinsohn, R, Peters, A.; Rayner, L.; Troy, S.N.; Webb, M. H. 2017. Further knowledge and urgent action required to save Orange-bellied Parrots from extinction. Emu - Austral Ornithology.

Troy, S. and Gales, R. 2016. Tasmanian Orange-bellied Parrot Program. Report on the Tasmanian wild population 2015-16. DPIPWE, Hobart.

Further resources

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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This species has been identified as an Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) trigger - click here for more information

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Neophema chrysogaster. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.