rainbow lorikeets at Grenfell

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Subject: rainbow lorikeets at Grenfell
From: "Helen Lilley" <>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 15:00:29 +1000

This is obviously not a Canberra story but it was suggested to me that it might be of interest to the local birdwatching community.


On Wednesday 6th April, during a short camping trip to the Weddin mountains, a friend and I stopped for a late lunch at the Henry Lawson monument in Grenfell town, which is dominated by a very large eucalypt.  For the hour or so we were there the tree was visited on several occasions by flocks of up to 20 rainbow lorikeets.  They didn't stay for long, always returning to a grove of trees closer to the town.  I was aware that this species was expanding but did not expect them to have expanded quite so far inland. None were seen in the Weddins national park itself, nor were any seen by the road outside of town.


Doug Laing

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