Rainbow Lorikeet numbers in SE Queensland

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Subject: Rainbow Lorikeet numbers in SE Queensland
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:07:10 +1000
Previously on BirdingAus................

I recently made the statement: "I know that the numbers of Rainbow Lorikeets
in South East Queensland are much reduced now compared to those in the

I have to admit I was wrong.

A number of people have provided me with precise evidence of the obvious and
enormous increase in the overall population of the species in SE Queensland
in recent years.
It seems my memories are faulty, always a hazard of the Third Age.

What I am trying to do now is remember when I last saw a Rainbow Lorikeet.
The best I can do is a sighting of a few (more than 1, less than 10) about a week ago in the Mt Mee area in the hills NW of Brisbane.
But then, perhaps it is not just my long-term memory which is failing.


Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point


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