Tasmania - cviethphoto

Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP)

The Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) is critically endangered with only about 60-70 birds left in the wild ... so it's a pretty special thing to photograph these fellas in their natural habitat. The OBP summer breeding habitat is the coastal ‘button grass’ plains in Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness World Heritage Area, the area in and surrounding Melaleuca. All OBP's depart Tasmania for their winter habitats along the coastline of Victoria and South Australia - if all goes well they'll return safely to Tasmania around October for the next summer breeding season.

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