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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Psittacidae — the swift parrot.


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  • The avifauna of the Tasmanian Temperate Forests includes several endemics and two species considered vulnerable by the IUCN: the swift parrot (Lathamus discolor) and the forty-spotted pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus).

    Tasmanian temperate forests

  • Closed forests are inhabited by three species of arboreal mammals, common ring-tail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus, common brush-tail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and eastern pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus, and many birds such as endemic green rosella Platycercus caledonicus and swift parrot Lathamus discolor.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • Two other endangered birds, the swift parrot (Lathamus discolor) and the regent honeyeater (Xanthomyza phyrigia), were regularly seen in the region 20 to 30 years ago but are now rarely if ever encountered.

    Naracoorte woodlands

  • Other species under threat include the red goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus VU), malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata VU), plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus EN), and the swift parrot (Lathamus discolor EN) which winters here each summer, returning to Tasmania to breed.

    Southeast Australia temperate savanna

  • However, a number of endemic species and endangered species are found here, including the swift parrot (Lathamus discolor EN) and bridled nailtail wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata EN).

    Southeast Australia temperate savanna

  • A diverse assemblage of vegetation types harbors alpine specialists, wide-ranging marsupials, and a variety of birds, including the endangered swift parrot (Lathamus discolor).

    Tasmanian Central Highland forests

  • The range of the endangered swift parrot (Lathamus discolor) extends into this ecoregion, as it migrates to dry eucalpytus woodland along the coast to breed each autumn.

    Tasmanian Central Highland forests

  • The endangered swift parrot (Lathamus discolor) migrates to this region from Tasmania each winter and the endangered plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus) lives on volcanic Stipa plains.

    Southeast Australia temperate forests

  • The avifauna includes red goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus VU), swift parrot (Lathamus discolor EN), regent honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia EN), Albert's lyrebird (Menura alberti EN), and eastern bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus EN).

    Eastern Australian temperate forests

  • Lathamus discolor) late this afternoon in the Greater Bendigo National Park.



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