Feral non-native Parrots in Aus

To: "'Donald G. Kimball'" <>, 'birding-aus' <>
Subject: Feral non-native Parrots in Aus
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:58:17 +0000
They don't so far, appear to have become a problem around Australia
generally. At least in Canberra where I can provide data, we have been
monitoring birds closely and continually since 1981, Rose-ringed Parrots are
observed probably less than once a year and this has remained stable over
time, inasmuch as one can tell from a small sample size. Rarely are the same
birds observed more than once and rarely more than one or two together as
they would usually be from an escape or release of an individual bird. I am
unaware of any escaped Alexandrine Parrots here (though they could be easily
identified as the same thing). Native parrots that would compete with them
are so abundant here that it may be hard for them to get established. Also
we have lots of raptors here that would find them easy.

What we do have is Australian native parrots introduced or spreading to new
areas and becoming abundant in places where they did not occur before: in
particular the Rainbow Lorikeet and Little Corella.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Donald G. Kimball
Sent: Saturday, 6 June 2015 3:34 PM
To: birding-aus
Subject: Feral non-native Parrots in Aus

I noted that Mark Carter reported that there are Rose-ringed and
Alexandrine Parrots around Alice Springs.  I assume folks know that these
types of non-native parrots are very very successful survivors.  In the UK
and other parts in Europe there is a major call for culling now as they
have become super abundant.  I wonder how Aus is handling the potential
problem they may create.  Can anyone fill me in?

Thanks folks!

Don Kimball

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