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Alisterus scapularis (Australian King Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Australian king parrot (Alisterus scapularis) is endemic to eastern Australia ranging from Cooktown in Queensland through to Port Campbell in Victoria. Found in humid and heavily forested upland regions of the eastern portion of the continent, including eucalyptus wooded areas in and directly adjacent to subtropical and temperate rainforest. They feed on fruits and seeds gathered from trees or on the ground.
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Infraspecies

Alisterus scapularis minor (Northern Australian king parrot)
Alisterus scapularis scapularis (Australian king parrot)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
21
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.1261
EDGE Score: 1.81256

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  232 grams
Birth Weight [2]  13.3 grams
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Nectarivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  10 %
Diet - Plants [3]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  40 %
Forages - Understory [3]  40 %
Forages - Ground [3]  20 %
Clutch Size [5]  4
Incubation [4]  20 days
Maximum Longevity [6]  27 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ascaridia columbae <Unverified Name>[9]
Ascaridia platyceri <Unverified Name>[9]
Neopsittaconirmus circumfasciatus[9]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Higgins, PJ (Ed) (1999) Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds. Volume 4: Parrots to dollarbird. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
7Food of some birds in eastern New South Wales: additions to Barker & Vestjens. Emu 93(3): 195–199
8"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
9Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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