Re: Blue-winged Parrot in Sydney

To: palliser <>
Subject: Re: Blue-winged Parrot in Sydney
From: moris <>
Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 21:16:50 +1000
palliser wrote:
> A juvenile Blue-winged Parrot was located by Jim Francis et al yesterday at
> Kurnell near Cronulla, Sydney NSW and it was seen again today along with an
> adult male. This is the first sighting in the Sydney area since 1986 when a
> male was seen at the same locality (Hoskin et al 1989) which is the only
> other record I believe.
> The birds can be located on the saltmarsh next to the causeway leading to
> Towra Point
> Good Birding
> Tony
Hi Tony,

I was the person who saw the adult male Blue-winged Parrot on the
causeway at Towra Spit on 28 February 1986, at the time I thought that
it might have been an escapee. It is good that Jim Francis has found
another two. The habitat is similar to that used in coastal areas of
Victoria and Tasmania and at this time of the year the birds are on
mirgation from Tasmania.

Alan Morris

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