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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Dave Crouchley
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