I know that I’ve said it before, but I’m really stoked to have had success in my first attempt at breeding these little Aussie beauties! They are of course, Golden-shouldered Parrots, a highly endangered species that is hanging on in the wild thanks largely to the incredible efforts of a small group of dedicated individuals, in particular Sue and Tom Shephard and John Griffith, who’s work over decades is to be very highly commended. Australian aviculture is very lucky to now have a strong and sizable captive population thanks to the dedication of a relatively small group of Aussie breeders, who have put in a concerted effort to secure the future of this species in our aviaries. Among others, aviculturists Bill Boyd, Neal Sellers and Chris Thompson are largely responsible for the current secure captive status of the Golden-shouldered Parrot in Australia, and certainly deserve recognition for this great achievement. It is now of great importance that we work together to ensure that this beautiful and endangered species remains secure in our aviaries, especially now that the monetary value is low, we must not let it slip through the cracks and become a casualty of “popularity linked to price or current availability”; I feel that we must recognise the great importance of conserving this incredible species in Australian aviculture for the long term.