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Yellow Crowned Parakeet


Cyanoramphus auriceps

The smaller cousin of the Red Crowned Parakeet, there are relatively few Yellow Crowned on Ulva Island … maybe 1 in 40 by my very unscientific observations. And I have never seen one on mainland Stewart Island, just a short flight away.  It will often flock with Red Crowned, and indeed with Red Crowned are often seen with flocks of Yellow Heads (Mohua)  Apart from size, they can be difficult to separate visually from their larger cousins, as both have red “eyebrows” when seen from below.  The book says their call is similar to Red Crowned, except higher pitched and weaker.

Size 250 mm

Yellow Crowned Parakeet


Yellow Crowned Parakeet


Yellow Crowned Parakeet

feeding on male Rimu flowers


Yellow Crowned Parakeet

On the forest floor feeding


Yellow Crowned Parakeet

Cavity nesters


Parakeet Song

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
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