WA and ringnecks

Subject: WA and ringnecks
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:42:24 +1000
When I was growing up in Perth in the 1960s, Twenty-eight Parrots were quite common around the suburb where we lived. However, on recent visits, they seem to have been almost completely displaced by the introduced Rainbow Lorikeets, which I don't remember at all from the 1960s. Now, it's not until you get substantially away from the city that you start to see Twenty-eights in any number.

Rainbow Lorikeets there are viewed much the same as Indian Mynahs here, and the State departments of Agriculture and Conservation and Environment support a program of trapping and shooting in an attempt to control and reduce their numbers.


On 12/04/12 06:41, jude hopwood wrote:
Dear All,
A friend who is in WA at present wrote to tell me of the wonderful bird life calls of the morning. Says there are more morning calls than Narrabundah. Mentioned '28s'. When I asked what they were, she sent me this link. Info is fine, but benefits are also links to other information specific to WA.

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