Orange-bellied Parrot

​​​​With fewer than 70 birds remaining in the wild, the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) is one of Australia's most threatened bird species.

Surviving only as a tiny, single population, their last known breeding site is at Melaleuca in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. In the near future, this species is at risk of extinction in the wild.

In this Topic

  • About Orange-bellied Parrots
    Orange-bellied Parrots (OBPs) are coloured emerald/grassy green on their back, wings and flanks with a bright yellow chest, azure blue markings on their wings and brow, and a vivid orange patch on their belly
  • Captive Breeding Program
    The Orange-bellied Parrot captive breeding program provides an insurance population if extinction occurs in the wild, and captive-bred birds for release to supplement the wild population.
  • Conservation Research and Monitoring
    Ongoing conservation research and monitoring allows the OBP population to be tracked through time and for the efficacy of management actions to be evaluated.
  • Latest Updates
    Latest updates published by OBP Program.
  • Population Decline
    The reasons for population decline are not clear. Past and ongoing habitat loss and degradation is believed to be one of the greatest threats to Orange-bellied Parrots (OBPs).
  • Reports and Publications
    DPIPWE reports and external publications about Orange-bellied Parrots
  • The OBP Tasmanian Program
    The Tasmanian OBP Program is committed to the protection, monitoring and management of OBPs in Tasmania. It provides an authoritative and up-to-date source of information on the status of the OBP in Tasmania.


Orange-bellied Parrot Tasmanian Program
Natural Values Conservation Branch
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001