Psephotus chrysopterygius dissimilis
Closely related to the Golden Shouldered Parrot and is also in some trouble in its habitat due to pressure from cattle and a burning program that
is detrimental to the native grasses that it feeds on.
However a large number of birds are bred each year in aviaries so the bird has a secue future.
The Hooded Parrot nests in April to June, lays three to five eggs which take 20 days to hatch. About five weeks later, the young leave the nest.
Golden Shouldered Parrot
Endangered, this beautiful little parrot builds its nests in ant hills and is in deep trouble throughout its habitat due to a number of factors. Mostly, its habitat is, and has been, destroyed by cattle and a burning program that disrupts the regeneration of all the native grasses.
There is believed to be less than 150 pairs left in the wild. This bird will only survive as a species in its own right in captivity breeding situations where, fortunately, it has proved to be a good breeder.
In the wild, breeding takes place from April to June.
About five eggs are laid and hatch in about 20 days. The young leave the nest in about six weeks.