Farmnote: Parrots and cockatoos in orchards

At least three species of parrot and one species of cockatoo are frequently found in orchards. However, not all of these species cause serious damage. Some species are fairly rare and might not recover from severe culling; therefore, it is important to be able to distinguish between them.

This farmnote describes: red-capped parrot (Purpureicephalus spurius); Twenty-eight parrot or Port Lincoln ringneck (Barnardius zonarius); Western Rosella (Platycercus icterotis); and White-tailed Black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus baudinii, C. latirostris)

Author Mawson, P., and Massam, M.
Year 2000
Publisher Department of Agriculture, WA
Region WA