Rock Parrots at Lancelin WA

To: Patrick Scully <>, "" <>
Subject: Rock Parrots at Lancelin WA
From: "Blythman, Mark" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:06:39 +0800
Hi Patrick,
Havn't been to Lancelin recently but they are usually seen on lawns near the 
coast, even been recorded on the lawns at the pub. We are colour banding the 
Rottnest population of rock parrots so if you don't get them at Lancelin try 
near the tennis courts on Rottnest.
You will see them all day on Rotto but they tend to be more active/noticeable 
when they are flying to and from roosts and  fresh water points in the mornings 
and afternoons. I would assume the Lancelin birds are roosting on one of the 
offshore islands so if you set yourself at sunrise or sunset in front of the 
island you will see and hear them coming and going.  

The WA little corellas-
The population of little corellas in the Perth metro area down to Augusta is 
introduced to the area and made up of a mix of different races and I would say 
many are interbred. Native littles C.s. westralensis occur north of Perth and 
in the wheatbelt but are moving southwards, C.s. sanguinea are in the 
Kimberly's. We have both these races as well as C.s.gymnopis now in the south 
west.  I have attached an image I took of a couple of skins in the Western 
Australian Museum that may help with your identification.

I have also attached a flyer explaining the wing tagging project that I have 
been running for over two years here. Please let me know if you come across 
any. There is at least one that has made it to Busselton but I didn't get the 
actual code on the tag.


Mark Blythman
Animal Science Program | Science and Conservation Division | Department of 
Parks and Wildlife
ph (08) 9405 5110 


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Patrick Scully
Sent: Wednesday, 11 February 2015 1:31 PM
Subject: Rock Parrots at Lancelin WA

Hello All,
If anyone has any recent info about Rock Parrots around Lancelin, I would much 
appreciate it. Also, are they dusk and dawn type birds or with luck can be be 
seen any time during the day?
I'm also wondering if anyone can explain what it is about the tickable? WA race 
of the Little Corella that makes it so different from the other Little Corella 
race? I have seen Little Corella at Busselton in the trees down near the jetty 
and they have red on the throat, but I'm pretty sure these are not the sort 
after ones?
Any little locations near Cheynes Beach would be appreciated too.

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