Rainbow Lorikeets

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Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets
From: "Paul & Irene Osborn" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 12:19:36 +1100
When I began birding in earnest around 1988, Rainbow Lorikeets were not present in the Newcastle area. We had to stop off in Lane Cove Park on the way to somewhere in Sydney to tick them. Shortly after this, some animal rights activists released a large number of parrots, including Little Corellas and Rainbow Lorikeets from cages in Blackbutt Reserve (Newcastle). Whether the current populations of these birds in Newcastle are descended from those or not is unknown, but the sudden increase in numbers of these birds in the area happened around the early 90s.
Paul Osborn


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