White parrots - winners and losers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

To: "Julian Robinson" <>
Subject: White parrots - winners and losers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:11:53 +1100


Narrabundah used to be the core area for the corellas, for many years. They would often fly to Lake G, over Kingston, but would return to Narrabundah to roost. They built up to number about 200 birds. It is only in the last 2 or so years that they have started spreading out.

I am surprised they can fight off SC cockatoos, but maybe it has more to do with motivation. A hungrier bird will fight off a less hungry bird. I think Indian Mynas might give them a run for their money.


From: Julian Robinson [
Sent: Friday, 15 February 2008 1:02 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] White parrots - winners and losers

A few months after I first started following birds in mid-2006, I 'discovered' Corellas and took some notice of them from then on.  Very occasionally here in lower Narrabundah we  would observe a flock flying over, perhaps once a month or two on average, which used to please me because they were so uncommon.  However in a very short time things have changed, until now, for the last 6 months, Corellas have passed my place every single day, usually many times.  They've become common here in only a year.

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