Yellow-faced jumping parrot
|Yellow-faced jumping parrot||Cyanoramphus auriceps|
APPEARANCE OF A YELLOW BUNNING BUNNING
A long-tailed parrot with a body length of up to 23 cm and a weight of up to 95 g. The main color of the body is dark green, a strip above the nostrils and spots on both sides of the tart of the bright red color, the forehead is yellowish-golden. Beak gray-blue with a dark tip, gray paws. The iris of an adult male is orange, and that of a female is brown. There is no sexual dimorphism in color, however, the beak and head of males are usually more powerful. The chicks are colored the same way as adults, but the color is more dull.
Life expectancy of more than 10 years.
Habitat of a Yellow-billed Jumping Parrot and Life in Nature
The species is endemic to the islands of New Zealand. Once the species was distributed throughout New Zealand, but after some carnivorous mammals were introduced into the state, the birds were very affected. Habitat also caused damage to humans. But, despite this, this type of parrot is quite common in New Zealand. The wild population totals up to 30,000 individuals.
Most often they prefer to settle in the forests, but can also be found in alpine meadows, as well as on islands. Keep to the crowns of trees, and in search of food they go down below. On small islands where there are no predators, they often descend to the earth in search of food. Meet in pairs or small flocks. The diet consists mainly of various seeds, leaves, buds and flowers. Invertebrates are also eaten.
REPRODUCTION OF A YELLOW BUNNING BUNNING
The breeding season is in October - December. Birds look for a suitable place for nesting - crevices between stones, holes, old hollows. There, the female lays from 5 to 10 white eggs. The incubation period lasts 19 days. Chicks leave the nest fully fledged at the age of 5-6 weeks. They stay with their parents for another 4 - 5 weeks until complete independence.