Little Corellas in Albion Park

To: Tony Keene <>, "" <>
Subject: Little Corellas in Albion Park
From: Tim Dolby <>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 03:27:57 +0000
Hi Tony,

I'm not sure where you got your advice from, but to suggest that the birds you 
saw were "feral" is just wrong. Little Corelal are the most widely distributed 
of the three corella species found in Australia, and "wild" Little Corella are 
a common resident around Albion Park (located 10 km south-west of Wollongong). 
For example the last time I was in Nowra (just south of Albion Park) Little 
Corella were common around the township. However just because they're in town 
doesn't make them 'feral'.

The main area of consideration here is not whether the birds you saw were wild, 
it's about that fact that their distribution has expanded over the 30 year - a 
bit like Crested Pigeon - mainly after the long drought of the mid 1980s, and 
augmented by the drought/climatic conditions over the last 10 years.

So whether you tick the birds you saw is up to you, however not to include them 
on your life list because they're feral is just plain wrong! :-)

Hope this helps.


Tim Dolby

 on behalf of Tony Keene 

Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 1:28 PM
Subject: Little Corellas in Albion Park

Many thanks to everyone for the replies about the corellas - the general 
opinion is that they're feral, so I'll stick with that.


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