Story: Small forest birds

Orange-fronted parakeet (2nd of 2)

Orange-fronted parakeet

The orange-fronted parakeet has an orange band above the bill and a yellow-gold crown. This one is feeding in a mountain beech tree in the Nelson region, in 1983 – however by 2000 they were only found in a few valleys in Canterbury. Their status is classified as nationally critical.

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Photograph by Dave Crouchley

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Parakeets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12508/orange-fronted-parakeet (accessed 16 October 2019)

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