Thank you to all who contributed to the answer of my Rainbow Lorikeet
My reason for the question is that it was discussed how the RL's were now
It would appear that RL's are high in fecundity and survivorship.
And as environment's change, so do the animals with them. Also it is quite
apparent that the impact humans have had on the environment has increased
Therefore is it reasonable and not unexpected that RL's are now in WA.
Thanks for sharing the memories!!!!
On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Charles Nixon <>
> While I don't have my older Guide Books at hand, so can't comment on their
> distribution maps, I can report that in the 1950s the Rainbow Lorikeet was a
> very exotic bird for an observer in Melbourne: from memory you'd have to go
> north to Mallacoota to see one. Like other correspondents I remember my
> mixed emotions at the sight of the flocks at the Currumbin 'sanctuary' in
> the 60s: crassly commercial, and not what I'd wished for, but weren't the
> birds splendid? Now I'm afraid I think them a pest, and garish. And some
> so-and-so on the cliff at Studley Park, my old stamping ground, has been
> feeding them for years, so they've flourished and dominate the nest sites
> On my increasingly infrequent trips back 'home' I no longer expect to see
> Little or Purple-crowned, though the latter were never, I think, regular
> visitors to Kew. But I note that the Musks like the eucs around the Hawthorn
> Aquatic Centre.
> Ted Nixon
> [Greenwich, NSW, where Rainbows are abundant, in common with many Sydney
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