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Golden shouldered parrots

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Cape York Natural Resource Management is working to improve the conservation status of the endangered golden shouldered parrot through a collaborative project with Northern Gulf Resource Management Group, Traditional Owners, graziers and other community members.

This brilliantly coloured bird is found in both the Cape York and Northern Gulf Management units where it inhabits savanna woodlands. Although once common and widespread across the two regions, the golden shouldered parrot has seriously declined in number and range over the past century.

Current estimates are that there are now only around 2500 parrots in existence. They now occur in two separate populations, one in central Cape York (considered the Northern population) and one in the Northern Gulf bioregion (the southern population). 

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