Enquiry re Corella <fwd>
Ian Temby <>
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 13:22:13 -0712 (EDT)
On Mon, 23 Jun 1997 18:50:57 +1000 Andrew Hincks <>
>During a walk on Saturday afternoon(21/6/97) around 4.00pm I saw a
>Corella on the oval of Heathcote High School, south of Sydney. It was
>preoccupied digging in the dirt to find worms and we were able to get
>within 3 metres of it.
>It had blue skin around its eye, red around its beak and a small amount
>of red on its breast.
>I have looked in Simpson & Day's "Field Guide To The Birds of Australia"
>and the only Corella shown to appear at all in Sydney is the Long Billed
>Corella, and even then they are described as 'non-breeding and vagrant..'
>How common are Corella's in Sydney as this is the first one I have seen
My understanding is that there is an established feral population of LBC in
Sydney which may have originated in part from the release of a number of birds
by a disgruntled bird trapper, during the mid-1980s.
Birding-Aussers, can anybody provide further info on Long-billed Corellas in
Sydney area? Please respond directly to Susan.
Wildlife Damage Control Officer
Secretary, BIRDS Australia Parrot Association
Flora and Fauna Branch
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Parade
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
Phone 613 9412 4429
Fax 613 9412 4586
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