Rainbow Lorikeets - Abundance and Range

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Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets - Abundance and Range
From: Graeme Stevens <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:40:38 +1100
A purely anecdotal piece on this thread:

In my early birding days (60's) I recall that feeding RL's was a major tourist 
attraction on the Gold Coast in SE Queensland at a particular wildlife park - 
and certainly at least several hundred arrived each afternoon from memory. 
Probably more.
I recall being both interested to see them close up but also being mildly 
disturbed at the "unnatural" circumstances - teenage ecological sensitivites 
stirring perhaps?

No doubt this was a major factor in reinforcing/supporting a significant local 


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