This is an extract from my book: "Canberra Birds:
A Report on the first 21
years of the Garden Bird Survey"
"Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis
The largest of the brightly coloured local parrots, it is common in the
ranges to the west of Canberra. Large numbers could be observed flying to and
from the Stromlo forest roost sites (these are now burned down). This species
has a very obvious seasonal pattern with a low in numbers in December, rising
dramatically to a high in June, then declining.
So at this time of year, the species is moving away from Canberra, probably
towards more forested habitat, so yes there is a Spring dispersal/migration.
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