ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION...

GOLDEN-SHOULDERED PARROT, PSEPHOTELLUS CHRYSOPTERYGIUS

STATUS: ENDANGERED

A wild male golden shouldered parrot on a termite mound where he and his mate dug their nest. This endemic Australian bird is listed as endangered with population surveys pointing to a total wild population of around 2000 birds with only around 300 breeding pairs.

Cape York, Queensland

Canon EOS 1D IV, Canon 800mm f5.6 L IS, 1/1600, f/10, ISO 125 

by Ofer Levy, New South Wales