Superb parrots, Ainslie

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Subject: Superb parrots, Ainslie
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:47:37 +0000

Indeed it is interesting, although we can only ponder until it happens or not if this is a sign of a trend or an unusual event that won’t be repeated. Not far away, I have never had Superb Parrots at my area in Kambah. And several years since there has been a Gang-gang Cockatoo here. Just out of interest, are there any sites with simultaneous significant numbers of both Superb Parrots and King Parrots?


So valuable that COG started its GBS back in 1981 and to have all that data available. All these continuing changes on so many species keeps me increasingly convinced that The GBS Report should be updated and reissued. Maybe for 35 years. Not least because the 3rd edition has almost sold out. It would only take me a few months to do it......




From: sandra henderson [
Sent: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:48 AM
To: Stephanie Haygarth
Cc: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Superb parrots, Ainslie


Amazing expansion in their local distribution. I'm also finding they are now one of the most common birds in my garden bird survey in Wanniassa - 6 of them yesterday in a group. Prior to this sudden influx I had a single bird some years ago for my GBS. 

So far today in the garden both rosellas, galahs, superbs, a king parrot, little corellas, sulphur-crested cockies, with rainbow lorikeets and a single yellow-tailed black cocky flying over. Just waiting for some Gang-gangs to decide Wanniassa is the place to be!

Sandra h

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Stephanie Haygarth <> wrote:

At about 8.15 this morning (13 January) about a dozen noisy Superbs, including adults and begging young, landed above us in a gum in our Duffy St garden, while we were picking plums to save them from the birds and possums. They're now one of the most common birds in and over our garden in the mornings, though they haven't yet come down to the bird baths.
Steph H

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