Endangered ground parrot hidden among the grasses

By AG STAFF 27 March 2015
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This rare eastern ground parrot is camouflaged beautifully in the grasslands it inhabits

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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