Endangered orange-bellied parrot: Volunteers checking coastal Victoria and SA for sightings

A coastal search of Victoria and South Australia will check on the numbers of one of Australia's most-threatened bird species.

There are only 70 or so orange-bellied parrots left in the wild, the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries says.

The species breeds in summer in Tasmania and flies to coastal Victoria and South Australia during winter.

Loss of habitat, predators and inbreeding are given as reasons for its decline.

Read more at the ABC News website.

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