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SPECIES INFO

The Forbes' Parakeet (Cyanoramphus forbesi), also known as the Chatham Parakeet or the Yellow-fronted Parakeet, is a rare parrot endemic to the Chatham Islands.

Range and habitat

The Forbes' Parakeet native habitat is in brushy forest on the Chatham Islands and Pitt Islands. Due to hunting, the introduction of domestic cats and habitat destruction, the parakeets had diminished to 100 individuals on the lesser of the Mangere islands in 1938, but because of reforestation on Mangere Island Numbers have grown to hundreds. The parakeets are still confined to the two Mangere Islands.

Diet

Forbes' Parakeets eat mainly invertebrates, though they are also known to eat flowers, seeds, and leaves.





                                     



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