Little Corella feeding frenzy (or bloated siesta)

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Subject: Little Corella feeding frenzy (or bloated siesta)
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:04:15 +1100
Yes 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.
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From: John Leonard [
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2014 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Little Corella feeding frenzy (or bloated siesta)

 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 them.

John Leonard

On 18 Feb 2014, at 8:46 pm, djflotek flotek <> wrote:

These Corella's are certainly locked in to the Tuggeranong CBD and Erindale centre. It's been that way for a good few years now.
These Corella's are long-time Tuggeranong and Erindale centric residents.

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??

> From:
> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:34:07 +1100
> To:
> Subject: [canberrabirds] Little Corella feeding frenzy (or bloated siesta)
> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Tun Pin ONG
> Sent from my iPhone
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