I would like to put forward my home block in Croydon, Vic as being up there.
I have recorded 11 species from my 450m2 house block in suburbia - Gang
Gang, Galah, Sulphur-crested, Long-billed Corella, Short-billed Corella,
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, King Parrot, Eastern and Crimson Rosellas,
Rainbow and Musk Lorikeets. On any day, I could see up to 8 of these :-)
Based on the km2 and extrapolating the species count, my total would be
24,444.44..... species per km2.
So who else is up there with that?
*Yours in all things* "*GREEN"*
*John Harris BASc, GDipEd*
*Director - Wildlife Experiences Pty Ltd*
*Past President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria*
On 4 June 2015 at 12:58, Frank O'Connor <> wrote:
> The south west of Western Australia would be up there.
> Three black cockatoos, Galah, three corellas (two are feral), although
> Little Corella can be found as a native not too far away from Perth.
> Rainbow Lorikeet (feral) and Purple-crowned Lorikeet.
> Australian Ringneck, Western Rosella and Red-capped Parrot.
> Elegant Parrot and Rock Parrot.
> Regent Parrot.
> Mulga Parrot around the Wagin area.
> So 16 species including two or three ferals for a 4 or 5 day trip from
> Perth to Albany and back including Stirling Range NP, possibly Porongurup
> NP and Rocky Gully. It could be done as a 3 day trip if it was just a
> parrot twitch.
> Not quite the 25 for SA, but the SW is probably a smaller area, and not
> sure how you get 25 for SA. I guess that includes Gang Gang Cockatoo (KI),
> Rock Parrot (Eyre Pen.), Naretha Bluebonnet, Scarlet-chested Parrot,
> Princess Parrot (?), the ferals, etc? and therefore a much larger area.
> Major Mitchell's Cockatoo can be found within a day trip of Perth.
> Bourke's Parrot is possible within a long day trip of Perth to Payne's
> Find, but not reliably, and Budgerigar and Cockatiel would also be
> unreliable in the same area. A two or three day trip from Perth to the Cue
> area would almost certainly add Bourke's Parrot and guarantee Mulga Parrot,
> and have very good chances of Budgerigar, Cockatiel, and Major Mitchell's
> Cockatoo (and a second sub species of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo that could
> be split one day), and the second sub species of Western Corella.
> I don't count Western Ground Parrot as that is extremely difficult to
> find, and not something you would allocate that much time to finding (maybe
> 3 days! and still only a small chance of seeing it).
> Frank O'Connor Birding WA
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