Orange-bellied Parrot

by Chloe B 3A

Orange-bellied Parrot

The Orange-bellied Parrot is an Australian bird. The scientific name is Neophema Chrysogester. Orange-bellied Parrots eat seeds, fruits, coastal plants, beaded glasswort and bidgewidge. They have an orange belly and a sharp beak. Orange-bellied Parrots habitat depends on the time of year. In summer they are found in open coastal grassland and near the forests of south-west Tasmania. In autumn they fly north to spend the winter in salt marshes along the coast of Victoria. Orange-bellied Parrots lay eggs. Ten days after the eggs hatch, the mother leaves the nest to find food for the chicks. Both the male and female feed the chicks. The chicks come to the nest entrance to be fed when they are about fourteen days old.European starlings chase Orange-bellied Parrots away from their nests in hollow trees.  Orange-bellied Parrots are quite unusual because of their wonderful colouring.