It is one of the most endangered and rarest species of birds in Australia.
The Orange-bellied parrot is nearly 200mm long with a bright green and yellow plumage and with a bright orange patch in the centre of the lower belly.
It breeds in Tasmania and migrates to Victoria and South Australia during winter.
This beautiful bird is suffering from a fatal viral disease known as the beak and feather disease.
The disease suppresses the immune system causing feather loss and deformities in beak and claw, and causing fatal deaths.
The Australian Federal Government has ordered urgent measures to save the species.