|To:||Mark Clayton <>|
|Subject:||Lorikeets in Hughes (and Gang-Gangs)|
|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Sat, 5 Apr 2014 11:20:09 +1100|
What evidence would you need to convince you that the Lorikeets are not aviary escapes?
I have no dispute at all that the original birds might have escaped from aviaries rather than flown up the Hume Highway. However I have seen them emerging from tree hollows in breeding season and the way the numbers and distribution have changed suggests to me that there is now a self sustaining population in the Canberra region.
An analogy could be drawn with Common Mynahs where it is known the original infestation was a human act but (as far as I am aware) no-one is saying Mynahs are now escapees.
On 5 April 2014 10:36, Mark Clayton <> wrote:
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