ADVERTISEMENT - Parrots per sq KM which state has the most?

To: Frank O'Connor <>
Subject: ADVERTISEMENT - Parrots per sq KM which state has the most?
From: John Harris <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 04:01:55 +0000
Hi All,
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?


John [?]

*Yours in all things* "*GREEN"*

*John Harris BASc, GDipEd*
*Croydon, Vic*
 *Director - Wildlife Experiences Pty Ltd*
*Principal **Zoologist/**Ecologist*
*Nature Photographer*
*Wildlife Guide*

*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
> Phone : (08) 9386 5694               Email : 
> <HR>
> <BR> Birding-Aus mailing list
> <BR> 
> <BR> To change settings or unsubscribe visit:
> <BR>
> </HR>
<BR> Birding-Aus mailing list
<BR> To change settings or unsubscribe visit:

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • ADVERTISEMENT - Parrots per sq KM which state has the most?, John Harris <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU