Genetic analysis of the Norfolk Island morepork and green parrot

Date: 08, Sep, 2020
Author(s):   Robert Heinsohn
Publisher: TSR Hub

The Norfolk Island morepork (or boobook), Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata, and the Norfolk Island green parrot, Cyanoramphus cookii, are both endemic to Norfolk Island and are listed as Endangered under the EPBC Act. Both are priority species under the Threatened Species Strategy and a priority for management by Norfolk Island National Park. This project will analyse genetic samples collected through a larger partnership project on the two species coordinated by Parks Australia to better understand the genetic structure and health of both species.