IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Biology

The tussock and sedges are not only used for nesting sites, but also constitute the bulk of the diet, supplemented with seeds, berries and flowers (2). In addition, the Antipodes island parakeet will occasionally scavenge on carcasses and eggs of penguins and petrels (4) (5). Breeding occurs from October to January and, in captivity (5), clutch-size is between five and six, but only one to three fledged young are normally seen with adults in the wild (2) (5). Young are thought to start breeding at one year, and two individuals have been recorded to reach at least 10 years of age, indicating that these birds may be fairly long-lived (2).

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