Rainbow Lorikeets

To: "Robyn Charlton" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 15:54:09 +1100
I have written about this before but I find it amusing that it seems that 
whilst I was living in Canberra I was the first to commit to a formal write up 
about the increase in abundance of this species around Melbourne. This was 
something that became really obvious, as I had never encountered the species 
there in the 1970s and it became abundant by the late 1980s. It is clear though 
that there is even more to the story than what I was able to research at the 

My article contains some information relevant to your enquiry.

See: Veerman, P.A. (1991) 'The changing status of the Rainbow Lorikeet 
Trichoglossus haematodus in South-east Australia: the role of wild and escaped 
birds', Australian Bird Watcher 14: 3-9.


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