Re: Lorikeets at McDonalds

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Subject: Re: Lorikeets at McDonalds
From: David James <>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 16:39:51 +1000

Rainbow Lorikeets along the coast of Queensland habitually roost
gregariously in the centre of towns and cities. Evidently they like the
twilight conditions created by all the lights and are oblivious to the
noise and traffic etc. Lorikeets were in the Townsville Mall long before
the smelly hamburger peddlars rudely barged in, the Council removed trees
to try and discourage the lorikeets, and the litter levels increased for
the Commensal Pigeons, Commensal Sparrows and Commensal Mynas to pick over.
 Fortuantley the lorikeets are tollerant and seem determined to stay. 

At 23:27 15/08/98 -0400, doug durno wrote:
> Alexandra Appleman is concerned about the removal of the rainbow lorikeet
>roost and its replacement with palms at the Flinders Mall McDonalds in
>Townsville. No worries, Alex. One night about 9 PM  I ate there and the
>lorikeets were chattering the night away. At one point they decided to do a
>fly-round.  Hundreds of lorikeets emerged into the still night air in wave
>after wave providing those on the mall with an impressive sight. It might
>be interesting to know how such a suitable habitat was provided for these
>birds. Luck? Consultations with experts? Is McDonalds responsible?         
>Doug Durno                                                                
>Toronto, Canada                                                        
David James
PO BOX 5225
Townsville Mail Centre 4810

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