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Elegant Parrot

Koolyidarang are shy and hide well in dense vegetation.

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Noongar Names: Koolyidarang

Scientific Name: Neophema elegans

Conservation Status: Common

Threats: Habitat clearing and cat predation

Will they visit?: Elegant Parrots visit home gardens located near bushlands, wetlands, and large reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and rarer Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Tree hollows and nest boxes

Diet: Flowers, fruits, and seeds

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal and pollination

ReWild Benefits

Elegant Parrots pollinate and disperse seeds of native plants and help to create a more connected ecosystem throughout the landscape. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about these native birds and record any sightings via Birdata to help scientists monitor their population.

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