What do they look like? Red-browed fig parrots can be described as small, green stumpy tailed birds with patches of bright colours around their eyes.
Where do they live? Fig Parrots are completely arboreal and spend their days foraging amongst rainforest trees. They are found in only three isolated populations along the eastern seaboard of Australia.
What do they eat? Red-browed fig Parrots are seed eaters and feed on figs and other fruits to extract the kernels. They have also been known to eat fungi, nectar and insects.
Behaviour: Fig Parrots congregate in small flocks and are completely diurnal. They can often be heard chattering to each other except when they are feeding when they are silent.
Reproduction: Red-brows nest during August-October and excavate nests in small hollows or rotten branches of trees. Both parents help construct the nest chamber. While the female incubates her clutch of 2-4 eggs the male will feed her.
Threats: Habitat destruction has led to a significant reduction in wild populations. Loss of suitable nest hollows and age trees inhibits breeding.
Conservation Status: Threatened.