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Rare bird’s flight from oblivion

Residents learn about the parrot and its feeding habitat on a Western Port Biosphere-organised tour on 1 June.

Rare bird’s flight from oblivion

By Cam Lucadou-Wells Despite a thriving captive-breeding program, the orange-bellied parrot’s long-term survival is still perilous. “I don’t think that way,” says Moonlit Sanctuary director Michael Johnson when asked of the prospects of success. His aviaries are filled with 80 of the birds – part of a Tasmanian and Victorian joint effort to save the […]




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