Re[3]: Corellas

Subject: Re[3]: Corellas
From: (Chris Gladwin)
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 09:52:00 +0000
     Yes - definately still feral in my opinion; even in 100 years!  ie I 
     see no difference with Starling - which we call 
     introduced/feral/non-native etc etc.
     I suppose one day the genuine population could expand and meet up with 
     the feral one and the issue becomes cloudy.  But I still think it is 
     important that we quote in any literature that the birds in Sydney are 
     not of natural occurence so that researchers in years/centuries to 
     come can determine the facts and not be confused over a species' 
     "normal" range.
     Although I keep a written copy of every single Birdline transcript, I 
     do not have a compilation of all feral parrot "phone-ins".  All 
     Birdline records are forwarded to Allan Morris for possible inclusion 
     in the NSW annual bird report.  However, both he and I would not be 
     saving every record.  As I said, I would get at least one parrot per 
     week phoned in.  There are currently living in Sydney Supurb Parrots, 
     Blue Bonnets, Port Lincoln Ringnecks, Little and Long-billed Corellas 
     and of course plenty of Budgerigars.  I suspect that the majority 
     perish after a few days of freedom, but the Corellas seem to be the 
     ones that can cope best with life in the fast lane.
     Chris Gladwin


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