Golden-shouldered parrot

Subject: Golden-shouldered parrot
From: Marjorie Wisby <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 14:32:55 +1000 (EST)
Hi birders,

Forgive a newbies ignorance, but I wondered if anyone could shed any light
on a small issue.

I was told, this weekend, of a sighting of the golden-shouldered parrot on
the SW edges of the Atherton Tablelands, in the Herberton area. The
informant is someone who obviously is fairly well informed on the subject of

According to Pizzey, Simpson and Day, and Slater, the G-S P only inhabits
part of Cape York, nesting in termite mounds there. Therefore it shouldn't
be in the Tablelands, should it? It's a long way south of the known territory.

I was also informed by the same person that the nests of this bird are only
to be found in the magnetically aligned termite nests on the Cape, and no
other. Can anyone confirm or refute this? None of my books give that
particular info re the type of termite nest.

Thanks in advance,

Townsville, NQ
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