Superb Parrots

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Subject: Superb Parrots
From: "Lashko Susan" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 08:52:59 +1100

On Fri at 5pm a Superb flew over as I drove up Catchpole St Macquarie.  This inspired me to visit the Macquarie Primary School and adjoining oval (off Bennelong Cres) later on.  At 7.45 I found 3 Superbs – 2 males and a female – which appeared to be settling for the night in a tree above the school play equipment.  I searched all the remaining school trees and those around the oval without success.  Perhaps there are still a few roosting at the Belconnen Markets or the DIMIA carpark.




From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Friday, 10 February 2006 3:25 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] RFI: 3 species


Re: Koels and Superb Parrots I think the consensus was that most have gone, though surely some are around but as to the probability of finding them on a short trip, who knows. As for Spotted Turtle-Dove, well I visited Maria Lukacs on Monday (6-2-06)and they are there and she says have been regularly recently at her place at Hazlewood Street Queanbeyan. They have been there at various times over the last few years. Just check out the house rooves and the powerlines.