Resurrecting the Macquarie Island red-crowned parakeet

Date: 08, Sep, 2020
Author(s):   Justine Shaw, Hannah Wauchope
Publisher: TSR Hub

Macquarie Island, an Australian sub-Antarctic island, has undergone successful eradication of multiple invasive mammals, including predators that drove the extinction of the endemic Macquarie Island red-crowned parakeet in the 1880s. This study examined replacing the extinct parakeet species with a closely related surviving species.

4.2.3 Macquarie Island Parakeets Findings Factsheet V7