Nonnatives - Red-rumped Parrot

Red-rumped Parrot - Psephotus haemantonotus

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1980's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding.

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild. This species also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native cavity nesters.

Species Account: Native to interior regions of southeastern Australia, where it inhabits scrub and riverine woodlands (Clements 1991).

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Hillsborough     Not reported breeding 1 photographed at Tampa (no date) (B. Pranty, personal communication).

References

Clements, J. 1991. Birds of the World: A checklist. Ibis Publishing Co., Vista, CA.

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