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  Alternate name
Lathamus discolor Scientific name 
Psittaciformes Order
Psittacidae Family   
25 cm Length
Temperate & sub-tropical forest, urban areas, in:- [Austrailia:- New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania & Victoria.] Habitat
3 - 5 White eggs, incubation 25 days. September to January. Clutch
Nectare, blossum, seeds and other plant material from Eucalpts. Food
Fast flying parrot. Migratory, breeding in Tasmania and wintering on the mainland. Habits
1486  World Number
Endangered  BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Status

view photos Photos May 24, 2007 by ianmichaelthomas all rights reserved

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Swift Parrot calls
(Lathamus discolor)
Vicki Powys XC30641
10-06-1997, Australia

Video by NSWNatParks all rights reserved


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