Red-crowned Parakeets feed on seeds, fruit, berries, nuts and other parts of plants. The Red-crowned Parakeet was once widespread across the islands and mainland of New Zealand. It was extremely abundant during the 1880s and irruptions occurred in a number of locations. It is currently extinct on the mainland of New Zealand and is confined to Stewart Island and a number of offshore islands (such as Kapiti Island) as well as the Kermadec Islands to the north of New Zealand, on the Auckland Islands to the south and the Chatham Islands to the east. The two island populations are sometimes afforded subspecific status. They are considered vulnerable by the IUCN and BirdLife International because the remaining populations are highly fragmented. Their extinction on the mainland was due to their vulnerability to introduced species, particularly stoats, rats and possums.
Avian paramyxovirus serotype 3 infection in Neopsephotus, Cyanoramphus, and Neophema species.(Clinical Reports)(Report)
Sep 01, 2009; Abstract: An outbreak of avian paramyxovirus serotype 3 (APMV-3) infection occurred in a private bird collection consisting...