Enquiry re Corella <fwd>

Subject: Enquiry re Corella <fwd>
From: Ian Temby <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 13:22:13 -0712 (EDT)
On Mon, 23 Jun 1997 18:50:57 +1000 Andrew Hincks <> 
>Dear Ian,
>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
>Susan Hincks
Dear Susan

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.




Ian Temby
Wildlife Damage Control Officer
Secretary, BIRDS Australia Parrot Association
Flora and Fauna Branch
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Parade

Phone   613 9412 4429
Fax     613 9412 4586

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