Swift Parrot

swift parrotThe swift parrot (Lathamus discolor) is one of Australias rarest birds today, mainly due to the lack of habitat due to logging. It was estimated in 2011 that fewer than 2000 mature individuals remained in the wild. The Swift Parrot breeds in Tasmania, in particular the forests of Bruny Island. The bird is migratory and moves north from Tasmania to the mainland during the winter months.

Today, the sad story is that this species is on the critical list and on Bruny, steps for conservation are taken very seriously.  This article about banning logging in certain areas of the island shows recognition of this conservation need.  ABC news link

Read also about the 40 Spotted Pardalote which joins the Swift Parott in its Bruny Island refuge

Watch the short video below and possibly you could help?