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Farrer has or used to have 31 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Regent Parrot.
We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.
Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories
Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides is found across 4 electorates.
The eastern subspecies of the Regent Parrot is a slim, medium-sized yellow or green parrot with contrasting blue-black wings and tail. The males and females appear different. The male has a bright yellow head and neck, which grades through yellow-olive on the hindneck to dark olive-green on the mantle and scapulars; the scapulars are also mottled blackish; the back and rump are bright yellow; and the uppertail is blue-black. The upperwings are mostly blue-black, with a prominent yellow shoulder-patch and red feathers on the inner secondary coverts and tertials; in flight, the red secondary coverts appear as a red band. The underbody is bright yellow except for the undertail, which is black. The underwings are bright yellow, contrasting with blackish flight feathers. The female has a similar pattern of plumage to the male, but appears duller: the head, neck and underparts are dull olive-green instead of bright yellow; the tail and flight feathers are dull bluish-green instead of blue-black; the shoulder-patch is duller greenish yellow; and the red markings on the wings are duller; and the underwings appear lime green instead of bright yellow. The Regent Parrot is usually seen in pairs or small flocks, but much larger flocks may congregate around abundant sources of food. During breeding season, when females are busy incubating the eggs, males may form single-sex flocks.¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Disrupted ecosystem and population processes
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Invasive species and diseases
Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activities
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
- Curly-bark Wattle (Acacia curranii)
- Phantom Wattle (Acacia phasmoides)
- Yass Daisy (Ammobium craspedioides)
- River Swamp Wallaby-grass (Amphibromus fluitans)
- Atriplex infrequens (Atriplex infrequens)
- Austrostipa metatoris (Austrostipa metatoris)
- Austrostipa wakoolica (Austrostipa wakoolica)
- Mueller Daisy (Brachyscome muelleroides)
- Mossgiel Daisy (Brachyscome papillosa)
- Sand-hill Spider-orchid (Caladenia arenaria)
- Crimson Spider-orchid (Caladenia concolor)
- Greencomb Spider-orchid (Caladenia tensa)
- a spike rush (Eleocharis obicis)
- Spiny Pepper-cress (Lepidium aschersonii)
- Winged Pepper-cress (Lepidium monoplocoides)
- Hoary Sunray (Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor)
- Chariot Wheels (Maireana cheelii)
- Ridged Water-milfoil (Myriophyllum porcatum)
- Plains Rice-flower (Pimelea spinescens subsp. spinescens)
- Pomaderris cocoparrana (Pomaderris cocoparrana)
- Sturdy Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum validum)
- Floodplain Rustyhood (Pterostylis cheraphila)
- Turnip Copperburr (Sclerolaena napiformis)
- Stiff Groundsel (Senecio behrianus)
- Menindee Nightshade (Solanum karsense)
- Slender Darling-pea (Swainsona murrayana)
- Red Darling-pea (Swainsona plagiotropis)
- Yellow Swainson-pea (Swainsona pyrophila)
- Small Purple-pea (Swainsona recta)
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