Swift Parrots in Ainslie

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Subject: Swift Parrots in Ainslie
From: Nathanael Coyne <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:53:45 +1000
Does anyone have a photo of swift parrots flying overhead they can share?

I've seen a few small flocks of parrots over the past week or two that reminded me of Superb parrots with their narrow tail ending in a point, but the last of the Superbs left Belconnen a month ago.

Nathanael Coyne (Boehm)

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

On 22 April 2015 at 15:46, Steve Holliday <> wrote:

While rushing around getting ready for work this morning I was delighted to hear Swift Parrot noises coming from outside. I was out the back door in time to see a single bird flying south with a Pied Currawong in apparent pursuit. The calling continued and a few seconds later three more flew out of a large Yellow Box in a neighbour’s garden, also heading south, and also with a currawong chasing them. No sign of them since I arrived home.


We have one previous record for our garden, from May 2002.



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