Superb Parrots - was [canberrabirds] need id help

Subject: Superb Parrots - was [canberrabirds] need id help
From: Trevor Knights <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:43:44 +1100
Interesting. I didn't realise they were endangered. I have seen them around for a couple of years or so, figuring they had moved habitat since the fires like other species.. Yesterday I saw a pair in Macquarie and about three weeks ago I saw a flock of about 15-20 in Macquarie.


Rosie - Internode wrote:
Hi Trevor

Welcome to the email-line & the Koel's presence in our neck of the woods for several weeks (We're in Flynn). I'm glad you've seen one. For all that noise they're often hard to locate. There seemed to be several calling this morning, 06.30, as the more staccato calls over-lapped. Perhaps it was the adults collecting all the juveniles in order to teach them how to be Koels and not adopted progeny from other species!!

You may be interested in the Superb Parrot show that's been on around the Wickens Place carpark in Fraser. These endangered parrots focus on Mt Rogers at this time of the year but at least 30 seem to have come to the ACT in September rather than Xmas & COG people have been trying to find out why, where they've been & if several families have bred here. There were about 30 S parrots feeding on Wickens PLace grasses on Saturday & Sunday mornings from 07.30 if you're able to see them. They usually leave the ACT around mid-January but they've also been seen & heard in several Belconnen suburbs recently as they forage in un-harvested fruittrees or on the ground.

Happy hunting/birding,


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