Swift Parrots, Victoria

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Subject: Swift Parrots, Victoria
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 10:07:43 +1000
Is anyone seeing (and reporting) Swift Parrots outside the much
advertised areas?  On the weekend I found a few at Reedy Lake (Lat: 36
43 6 S Long: 145 7 12 E) near Nagambie in Victoria, near where I found
some at the same time of year in 1991.  There were very few lorikeets in
the Rushworth/Whroo forest in the areas I went through, despite quite a
bit of flowering Yellow Gum (E. leucoxylon) and Red Ironbark (E.
tricarpa), but lots of lorikeets in farmland/roadside flowering Yellow
Gums adjacent to the forest.

Below is my BirdInfo database printout for that location (hard copy
mailed to Simon Kennedy, the Swift Parrot project coordinator).

Lawrie Conole
North Fitzroy, victoria

Fref: RLSF3      Obs: LEC  Dates: 13/06/1998 -   /  /     Site: RLSF

Survey: *AS  Time: 45   Area: 10    
Cool overcast.  About 15:15-16:00 hrs.  Several flowering Eucalyptus
had attracted Musk Lorikeets, Little Lorikeets, Swift Parrots,
Lorikeets, Black-chinned Honeyeater & White-plumed Honeyeater.
Country:   36.030 Locality: Reedy Lake SF near Nagambie, Victoria.

Habitat: Woodland/lake   C1/2:NA /6  
Lat: 36 43  6 S Long: 145  7 12 E   Accuracy: 10" Altitude: 140   M LR:

Grid ref: NAGAMBIE 7924:CV305357.
Lakeside woodland of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) with
stands of
Grey Box (E. microcarpa) and Yellow Gum (E. leucoxylon).  Adjacent to
Rushworth State Forest.
CODE--- Count Age S St Br T R Species
 8205.0 4                 S   Swift Parrot
                                Feeding in flowering E. leucoxylon with
                                8-10 Musk Lorikeets, 6-8 Little
Lorikeets, 2
                                Purple-crowned Lorikeets, 1
                                Honeyeater and some White-plumed
                                Flushed at our approach and flew through
                                woodland in the direction of Nagambie.
 8151.0 10E               S   Musk Lorikeet
 8153.0 2                 S   Purple-crowned Lorikeet
 8152.0 8E                S   Little Lorikeet
 8235.0 2                 S   Laughing Kookaburra
 8277.0                   S   Australian Magpie
 8255.0                   S   Little Raven
 8045.0                   Z   Australian Wood Duck
                                Several on farmland adjacent to state
 8544.0                   S   Spotted Pardalote
 8404.0                   S   Willie Wagtail
 8431.0 1                 S   Crested Shrike-tit
 8253.0                   S   Australian Raven
 8299.0 1                 S   Brown Treecreeper
 8184.0 10E               S   Eastern Rosella
 8526.0                   S   Noisy Miner
 8533.0 1                 S   Red Wattlebird
 8317.0                   S   Superb Fairy-wren
 8547.0                   S   Striated Pardalote
 8250.0                   S   Welcome Swallow
 8500.0 1                 S   Black-chinned Honeyeater
 8486.0                   S   White-plumed Honeyeater
 8162.0                   S   Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
 8505.0 1                 Z   Little Friarbird
                                Flying out of lakeside woodland toward
                                farmhouse garden.
 8278.0                   S   Pied Currawong
33134.0                   H   Common Froglet
                                Several heard calling intermittently.
33131.0                   H   Eastern Signbearing Froglet
                                Several heard calling intermittently.

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