Golden-shouldered Parrots Psephotellus chrysopterygius

The Golden-shouldered Parrot is an iconic bird of the Cape York Peninsula. The male bird is often seen sitting on a termite mound, which contains the nest. These birds were found everywhere on the peninsula in earlier days but now birdwatchers are lucky to just get a glimpse of these birds at one of their few remaining nesting sites. Golden-shouldered parrots are only found in Far North Queensland, and there are possibly not more than about 3000 individuals left in the wild. The Golden-shouldered Parrots are recognised as endangered.

We were lucky enough to see this birds when we visited North Queensland in October 2011. In 2012 I went back to FNQ in order to see and photograph these spectacular birds. See the results in this gallery.

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