Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters in Brisbane

Subject: Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters in Brisbane
From: Mike Owen <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 20:36:23 +1000
> Andrew Stafford wrote:
> Speaking to a local birder at the scene, I was interested to hear him
> say he'd been seeing Musk Lorikeets every winter for the past six
> years in the area. Perhaps this represents an expansion of the bird's
> range? I know Muskies have been on the increase down south. Old field
> guides suggest they once ranged north to Rockhampton at least - and
> maybe they still do - or maybe they are recolonising. The closest I've
> seen them to Brisbane previously is Cunningham's Gap. 

Some Musk Lorikeets were seen in the Caboulture area, north of Brisbane
about 3 months ago, and a large flock just west of Ipswich about 2
months ago.


Mike Owen
Sunshine Coast

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