Story: Small forest birds

Red-crowned parakeet

The red-crowned parakeet is almost extinct on the North and South islands, but remains abundant on stoat-free Stewart Island and the Auckland Islands, as well as a number of small islands without rats or stoats. It nests in tree hollows or ground burrows. There are another two subspecies – one on the Chatham Islands, the other on the Kermadec Islands.

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Parakeets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023