Ouvean Parakeets

The Uvea Parakeet is a parrot found on the island of Ouvea in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. It once ranged across other Loyalty Islands, but attempts to reintroduce this species to Lifou in 1925 and 1963 failed, as the reintroduced birds simply flew back to Ouvea. This being said, nesting success on Lifou is unlikely unless the ship rat populations are controlled.

Their preferred habitat includes natural forests, but they avoid coconut plantations and coastal vegetation.

The Uvea Parakeet is threatened in its natural habitat by capturing for the pet trade and habitat loss as around 30-50% of its habitat has been lost in the last thirty years.

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