Story: Birds of mountains and open country

Antipodes Island parakeet

Antipodes Island parakeet

Although the nearest relatives of the Antipodes Island parakeet are forest birds, this species has adapted to life in an open tussock environment on a treeless subantarctic island.

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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Open country environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14001/antipodes-island-parakeet (accessed 6 December 2019)

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