Endangered ground parrot hidden among the grasses

This rare eastern ground parrot is camouflaged beautifully in the grasslands it inhabits
By AG STAFF March 27, 2015 Reading Time: < 1

This week’s reader photo was taken by Christopher in Jervis Bay National Park, NSW.

“The Eeastern ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus) is a vulnerable species in NSW. It is a beautiful bird, difficult to see and of restricted distribution.

This bird was browsing sedge and grass seed early in the morning, in a Jervis Bay National Park heathland area. The preoccupation with eating and a very, very non-intrusive observation allowed for a special photographic opportunity,” he said.

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