Re: Regent Parrot, NSW

To: "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re: Regent Parrot, NSW
From: "Reg Clark" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 16:17:24 +1000
Hello all,

I recently had the good fortune to visit the Warani Nature Reserve with
members of the Mildura Field Naturalists and the Riverland Field
Naturalists Clubs with Doug. Holly of Berri,SA. Amongst the five species of
parrots seen was the Regent Parrot.

The reserve is predominantly mallee/belah woodland situated about 120k
south of Broken Hill(lat 33d 26m S. lon 141d 09m E).

Is this near the northern edge of the range of this bird in NSW ?

We saw 66 species during the three days which was OK considering the rather
adverse weather.

Reg Clark
11 Carmen St
St Ives NSW 2075

> From: morris <>
> To: P.J. Milburn <>
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: Regent Parrot, NSW
> Date: Wednesday, 19 August 1998 7:49
> Re Regent Parrots in NSW
> Peter Milburn wrote about the presence of a Regent Parrot at Euston and
> asked if they are known there. The answer is yes, their distribution in
> NSW is along the Murray River from Balranald to Dareton where they nest
> in the redgums along the river and feed out in the mallee ares. Their
> numbers declined because much of the mallee along the Murray River in
> this part of NSW is cleared and has been cleared for grazing and
> vineyards for some long periods. The best place to see them is east of
> Euston down to Swan Hill in the mixed farming and malle patches. The
> distribution is still as stated in Morris, McGill & Holmes 1981
> "Handlist of Birds in NSW"
> Alan Morris
> Records Officer NSWFOC

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