Re: Rainbow Lorikeet range in the 1970s

To: "peter crow" <>, "Robert Inglis" <>
Subject: Re: Rainbow Lorikeet range in the 1970s
From: "Margaret Cameron" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 15:58:53 +1000
I agree with Peter. Returning to Queensland after 30 years living further south I was absolutely amazed by the huge numbers of Rainbow Lorikeets here. There are roosts of thousands in Ipswich city streets. I didn't count them before I went away and I haven't counted them properly now but it's a contrast between when we were excited by half a dozen in the garden, and the many flocks of dozens I see now, and these huge roosts.

There was some discussion about lorikeets roosting in streets on Birding-aus, last year I think.

I was standing in the street watching them come in one night; the noise was deafening. A man came up and asked me if I was looking something. When I said I was watching the lorikeets, he said "Oh no love, these are nasty filthy starlings. They're green up here!"

Margaret Cameron
2 Cintra Street
Eastern Heights, Qld
Australia 4305
07 3282 9151

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