National Recovery Plan for the Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor)
Birds Australia, 2011
- National Recovery Plan for the Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) (PDF - 540 KB) | (RTF - 1.9 MB)
- Background document - national recovery plan for the Swift Parrot Lathamus discolour (PDF - 846 KB) | (Word - 603 KB)
This document constitutes the formal National Recovery Plan for the Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor. The plan considers the conservation requirements of the species across its range, identifies the actions to be taken to ensure its long-term viability in nature and the parties who will undertake these actions. This is the third such recovery plan, and replaces the 2001 plan.
The Swift Parrot is listed as 'Endangered' under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), and is also listed as a threatened species in each state and territory in which it occurs (New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, ACT, Queensland and South Australia).
Swift Parrots breed in Tasmania and migrate to mainland Australia in autumn. During winter the parrots disperse across a broad landscape, foraging on nectar and lerps in eucalypts mainly in Victoria and New South Wales. Small numbers of Swift Parrots are also recorded in the Australian Capital Territory, south eastern South Australia and southern Queensland.