Princess of Wales Parakeet

Zoo Location: Desert House
 Princess of Wales Parakeet
Habitat

This bird is native to the sandy deserts and open scrubland of Australia.

Wild Diet

In the wild they typically eat seeds, flowers, nectar and leaves.

Behaviour

Females have a brown-ish beak & brown iris, while males have a red-ish beak & orange iris. They have longer tails and brighter colours. This parakeet will do mobbing behaviour to scare away and potential predators.

Breeding

Princess of Wales parakeets normally nest between September and December. Small groups often form nesting colonies in the same tree. The female lays 4-6 rounded, whitish eggs which hatch after four weeks.

Conservation

There are only around 7,500 individuals left today, and as well as capture for the pet trade, this bird faces that threat of common introduced species such as rabbits, sheep and cats.

 Princess of Wales Parakeet

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Polytelis alexandrae
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Conservation status: Near Threatened
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