re: Re: Corellas

Subject: re: Re: Corellas
From: Bill Venables <>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 09:47:29 +0930
>>>>> "Irene" == identon  <> writes:

Irene> ...It sounds to me that, even if these birds were still
Irene> seen in Sydney/Australian east coast in 10 or 15 years
Irene> time, you would still consider them "unnatural" and
Irene> "feral" because of their lineage.  I certainly agree that
Irene> sightings over a short period wouldn't warrant a formal
Irene> extension of range etc. but I was wondering about over the
Irene> longer term...

>From the Flinders Ranges right through to the Victorian border
the commonest rosella is the Adelaide rosella (or however it's
classified these days).  But in Adelaide city itself and in the
parklands around the central square mile, Eastern rosellas are
far more common.  This has been the case for the thirty years I
have lived here and Forshaw and Cooper have Adelaide and
surrounds marked in on their distribution map for the Eastern
rosella, from memory as an allopatric population.

The Eastern rosellas of Adelaide are presumably originally from
an escapee flock.  Is this an example of the same dilemma?


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