> As I left the campus for Black Mountain this afternoon, I saw a flock
> of six yellow tailed black cockatoos feeding in a pine tree on
> campus, more or less opposite the entrance to the botanical gardens.
> This is a new campus bird for me, and makes the eight species of
> parrot of have seen on the ANU acton campus: sulphur crested
> cockatoo; gang-gang; galah; yellow tailed back cockatoo; king parrot,
> crimson rosella, eastern rosella, red-rumped parrot. This stikes me
> as an impressive list: is there any campus better endowed with parrot
> fauna than this? (especially as i think glossy blacks have been seen
> here too, though not be me)
I'm an L-(aspiring to P-)plate birder so I hope that an expert SA birder
However, just to start things off ...
On the suburban Waite Campus of The University of Adelaide I've seen Sulphur
Crested Cockie, Galah, Yellow-tailed Black, Crimson Rosella, Eastern
Rosella, Red-rumped. And, depending on what is included in "parrot fauna",
Little Corella and Long-billed Corella. Not to mention several lorikeets
like Rainbow, Musk, Purple-crowned ... Any advance? I'm sure there have
been Ring-necked though I haven't seen them. And others - possibly escapees
... But oh, wouldn't it be fantastic to see a Gang-Gang or a Glossy here
... We'd all be leaping into our cars ...
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