|A cat captured on camera at a Black Parrot nest site © SIF|
Predation by invasive alien species has again proven to be a major problem for the black parrot during this breeding season. Through camera traps set up at a nest in Fond Peper, the team have observed cats climbing trunks and removing chicks from a nest. Eggs have also disappeared or been found broken in the nest which is probably due to rat predation. The team will keep monitoring the nests and the birds until the end of the season in March, and we look forward to reporting our first Black Parrot fledgling!