Princess Parrot

ZOO LOCATION: Australia Walkabout


Lifespan: 20 to 30 years

Weight: 4 ounces

Wild Diet: Seeds

Habitat: Inhabits arid woodland and scrub with grass, eucalyptus and acacias, particularly across the interior of Australia.

IUCN Status: Near Threatened


Behavior: It is one of Australia's least-known parrots because it is so elusive. However, they are unusual among parrots in engaging in mobbing behavior against predators.

Interesting Fact: Its name was given in honor of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who later married the Prince of Wales Edward VII and eventually became the Queen of England.


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