Norfolk Island Capitive Breeding Disaster
Date: Sunday, January 20 @ New Zealand Daylight Time
PARROT experts say an aviary breeding program intended to save one of Australia's rarest birds has ended in disaster, with the Norfolk Island parakeet teetering on the brink of extinction......
Norfolk Island National Park manager Brooke Watson admitted an official wild parakeet population estimate of between 200 and 250 was not based on surveys.
"Maybe there are only 20 or 30 but we believe it is more," Mr Watson said.
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