Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1980's
Established status: Species have
populations whose status is unknown.
Estimated Florida range: 1 county
Not reported breeding.
Statewide trend: Unknown
Threats to natives: Members
of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971,
which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens
and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species
can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly
quarantined that are released into the wild. This species also
breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native
Species Account: Native to
interior regions of southeastern Australia, where it inhabits scrub
and riverine woodlands (Clements 1991).
Habitats: Central or core
||Not reported breeding
||1 photographed at Tampa (no date) (B. Pranty, personal
Clements, J. 1991. Birds of the World: A checklist.
Ibis Publishing Co., Vista, CA.
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