A RANGER has told of recent close encounter with a rare Orange-bellied Parrot on the Geltwood Beach, west of Millicent.
There have been no confirmed sightings of the endangered bird in South Australia for the past five years, but National Parks ranger Barry Schriever is convinced his sighting should be added to the list.
Some experts fear the number of Orange-bellied Parrots living in the wild may be as few as 50.
His sighting has been placed by Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Team on the “probable” list of sightings as authorities consider it may have been an Elegant Parrot.
Mr Schriever told The South Eastern