although the distribution of these flocks of Corellas are variable. Also often
around Woden, Manuka, etc. I think 2 (or 3) years ago on the "blitz" day big
flocks around Smiths Road, around Tharwa to Lanyon, last year I think none
or very few. Even in the months when there were big numbers in Tuggeranong CBD, like at the lake edges, at my place only about 4
km distant, I would get regular but only small numbers. I don't go to the north
side of Canberra much but I don't encounter them there when I do.
The maple trees may be Liquidambar trees, which have seeds that are
very acceptable to parrots (corellas, red-rumps, rosellas &c). Callan street
east of Woden has a fine array of these and corellas and the rest love
On 18 Feb 2014, at 8:46 pm, djflotek flotek <>
These Corella's are certainly locked in to the Tuggeranong CBD
and Erindale centre. It's been that way for a good
These Corella's are long-time Tuggeranong and Erindale centric
It's probably been discussed before, but does anybody wish
to volunteer some answers as to why?
Is it simply due to a suitable
'food source' for Corella's which is the same for both locations? Do they also
roost in the same vicinity?
I'm guessing it is simply due to a particular
type of tree??
> Date: Tue,
18 Feb 2014 14:34:07 +1100
Subject: [canberrabirds] Little Corella feeding frenzy (or bloated
> Around 20 Little Corellas were feeding on
"Maple" trees during lunch time outside of Hyperdome Shopping Mall,
Tuggeranong, just outside of Reject Shop, along Anketel St, all the way to the
trees in front of Subway and across the street at the car park where Swift
Parrot was seen few years ago.
> I have also noticed at least 30 birds
were feeding at low branch, crunching on the fruits last week but they did not
seem to hang around after 5pm.
> Tun Pin ONG
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