National Threatened Species Day: Orange-bellied Parrots

Just a bit bigger than a Budgerigar, Orange-bellied Parrots (OBPs) are one of only a few migratory parrot species in the world. They breed at Melaleuca in south-west Tasmania during spring and summer and then migrate to coastal Victoria and South Australia to spend autumn and winter.

Peter Marmion has been a guide in Tasmania’s wild country for over 30 years. His experience includes training adventure guides, volunteering with the orange-bellied parrot recovery team, and assisting in a wide range of conservation projects including bird surveying. He’s a master bushwalker, an avid yachtsman, a skilled photographer and an ex-school principal (so nothing much gets past him).

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