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Year 6/7 students from Hawkesdale P12 College create slideshows about Victorian threatened species

Year 6/7 students from Hawkesdale P12 College create slideshows about Victorian threatened species

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  • Orange bellied parrotNeophemachrysogaster
    By Cara
  • Structural characteristics
    Has wings, a beak, two legs and eye’s on the side of it’s head.
    It’s eye’s help it to see more things like safe and non safe places to land.
    It’s wing help it to stay out of reach from some predators.
  • Behaveral characteristics
    They nest, they can fly away from pray, extra sight vision and can blend in to their colour.
  • Functional characteristics
    They live in nests, there awake from dawn to dusk. They fly from Victoria to south west Tasmania to breed in summer, they teach them there young to fly back to Victoria for the winter.
  • classification
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Aves
    Order: Psittaciformes
    Family: Psittacidae
  • How to spot a orange bellied parrot
    Orange bellied Parrots are about 200mm long
    It kind of bright green on the back of it and yellow on the front with a kind of bright orange patch on the bottom part of its belly. It has a blue dot on its wing and a blue line across its nose.
  • habitat
    It is a migratory bird so it has 2 habitats.
    It breeds in coastal south-west Tasmania and in winter it heads to coastal Victoria and south Australia.
    In Tasmania it heads to buttongrass moorland in patches of forest and tea tree scrub.
  • Breeding
    It builds nest in hollow eucalypt trees that grow right beside to there feeding plains and they lay about 4 to 6 eggs.
    In early October they arrive at there breeding grounds and normally in March and April they leave.
  • Diet
    It eats seeds of several sedges and health plants, including button grass.It’s favourite foods are found in Sedgelands. They also eat seeds from 3 different Boronia species and a daisy called Helichrysum pumilum. In the migration season they feed on beach front vegetation like salt tolerant species such as sea rock, Cakile maritima. They also eat various coastal native and introduced grasses.
  • Threats
    They bread in Tasmania but over winter they fly back to Victoria and their home land there is being destroyed there destroyed by rabbits and stock.
    Housing developments are going up near or on the grounds the salt marsh habitats and a lot of new predators are hunting them like domestic or feral cats and some others. There is also a lot of wind farms going und that leaves les flying space.
  • Interesting fact
    It is rarer than the Giant Panda or the Siberian Tiger.
  • bibliography
    http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/our-projects/orange-bellied-parrot.html
    http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=6783
    http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=5136
    http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/orange-bellied-parrot-recovery.html
    http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/internnsf/WebPages/BHAN-54G3C5?open
    The Encyclopaedia of mammals-birds
    Microsoft Encarta premium-Giant Panda, Siberian Tiger and Sheep.
    http://kimbofo.smugmug.com/Travel/Australia/Cradle-Mountain-Tasmania/buttongrass/20895880_cYzTX-S.jpg
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