Huge Increase in Sydney Corella population

To: "Edwin Vella" <>
Subject: Huge Increase in Sydney Corella population
From: Andy Burton's Bush Tours <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 13:15:24 +1000
Hi Edwin,

there were at least 1000 (and probably many more) at the sports oval in the middle of Richmond yesterday week. I presumed Little Corellas but did not stop to check. The oval was at least 25+% covered with the birds.

Richmond is in the outer north-western suburbs of Sydney.


I was just wondering whether the large jump in the Corella population in Sydney has much to do with birds moving away from the inland drought! I have been hearing reports recently (and all of a sudden) of flocks in their several hundreds around the Sydney area. If they are from the original release stock, where are they breeding? If they all were brought up in Sydney, I would imagine high competition with the limited number of nesting holes. What is the situation in other states and is anyone monitoring this increase?

Edwin Vella

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