Pezoporus flaviventris North, 1911:175

Western ground parrot, kyloring (Noongar)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Erroneously listed as extinct (Knox & Walters, 1994:149)



south-west Western Australia, Australia


Anatomy & Morphology




Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

North, Alfred John (1911). Nests and eggs of birds found breeding in Australia and Tasmania. Sydney: Australian Museum. [p. 175]


Other references:

Frith, H. J. (1979). Wildlife Conservation, revised edition. Angus & Robertson. xiv + 416 pp. [p. 345]

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292. [p. 149-150]

Mathews, Gregory M. (1916-1917). The Birds of Australia, volume 6. London: Witherby & Co.

Mathews, Gregory M. (1920). The Birds of Australia, suppl. No. 1: Check List of the Birds of Australia: Orders Casuariiformes to Menuriformes. London: Witherby & Co. [p. 93]

Serventy, D. L. and Whittell, H. M. (1967). Birds of Western Australia, 4th ed. Perth: Lamb Publications. 440 pp. 

White, Rhys T. et al. (2023). A discovery down under: decoding the draft genome sequence of Pantoea stewartii from Australia’s Critically Endangered western ground parrot/kyloring (Pezoporus flaviventris). Microbial Genomics 9(9): 001101.


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