Parrots are enjoying the elms

To: "'Duncan McCaskill'" <>, "'canberra birds'" <>
Subject: Parrots are enjoying the elms
From: "Barbara Allan" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:21:40 +1000

Interesting re sex ratio. The Superbs in the elms at Hawker ovals when last seen were 8 males to 4 females. b


From: Duncan McCaskill [
Sent: Tuesday, 24 September 2013 9:58 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Parrots are enjoying the elms


The elms are fruiting around town and the parrots are enjoying them. especially the Superb Parrots. I saw two pairs of Superbs eating quietly in an elm outside ABS House in Benjamin Way in Belconnen at lunchtime and about 8 Superbs in some elms in Giralang. In Giralang they were joined by Crimson Rosellas, Eastern Rosellas and Red-rumps. In previous years I have seen flocks of about 50 Superb Parrots in Benjamin Way. I didn't stay around long enough today to check all the trees for parrots.


The sex ratio looked about even, rather than male dominating, so they haven't started brooding yet.


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