Story: Small forest birds

Forbes’ parakeet (1st of 3)

Forbes’ parakeet

Forbes’ parakeet is found only on the Chatham Islands, where it is confined to two tiny islands – Māngere and Little Māngere/Tapuaenuku. It is classified as nationally endangered. There are few Forbes’ parakeets, so they have been interbreeding with red-crowned parakeets. Without intervention to separate the two species, hybridisation may make Forbes’ parakeet extinct.

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Parakeets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015