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The Orange-bellied Parrot is one of Australia’s most threatened birds and is at real risk of extinction in the wild in the short term. Orange-bellied Parrot populations are in decline due to habitat loss, feral predators, noxious weeds and disease. The Orange-bellied Parrot is officially classed as critically endangered.
Wild populations of Orange-bellied Parrots are closely monitored and managed by the relevant conservation partners. In the breeding habitat of this species, nest boxes are provided and maintained, predators and competitors are managed, and supplementary food is provided.
Historical records indicate that the Orange-bellied Parrot was once fairly abundant within its range, but it is now one of the rarest of Australian birds.
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The Orange-bellied Parrot migrates between Mainland Australia and Tasmania, spending the summer months breeding in Tasmania before moving north to coastal Victoria and South Australia in the cooler months of the year.