This south west endemic is, sadly, seriously threatened by the loss of their natural feeding and breeding habitats. The birds are slow to mature, long lived and require hollows in mature trees for nest sites.
Carnabys feed on nectar, gum nuts and pine seeds. They are also partial to fruit and at one time were declared vermin in orchard areas.
Drawings kindly provided by Pam. Photography and text by David Free. Audio clips provided by David Secomb.