Skip to main content

Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.

Kennedy has or used to have 63 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Golden-shouldered 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.

Photo of Golden-shouldered Parrot

Golden-shouldered Parrot

Psephotus chrysopterygius

Status: Endangered

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

Psephotus chrysopterygius is found across 2 electorates.

The golden-shouldered parrot, or alwal, is a significant cultural species for the Olkola people of Cape York. This brilliantly coloured little parrot lives in tropical savanna woodland, spending much of its time on the ground feeding on grass seeds. Alwal have the unusual habit of nesting in old termite mounds which makes them vulnerable to feral pigs and cats.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Disrupted ecosystem and population processesDisrupted ecosystem and population processes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Kennedy has or used to have 88 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Golden-shouldered Parrot but they're just as important.

You are in federal electorate Kennedy.

 Search again

Share this page on