Aviary Escapees?

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Subject: Aviary Escapees?
From: John Harris <>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 01:24:35 +0000

Gold Creek Aviary is not the only place from which caged birds may escape. In fact I think their security there is quite good. But there are some large private aviaries in Gungahlin. I regularly walk past one in Palmerston.  Where I hear the distinctive lorikeet screech.

From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Monday, 15 February 2016 at 11:04 AM
To: 'Julie Clark' <>, chatline <m("","canberrabirds");">>
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Aviary Escapees?

Unless known, that assumption is an issue of probability. Among various combinations of species of Lorikeets, in places where one species is now common and the other less so, natural hybridisation occurs. And in mixed collections in captivity, hybridisation occurs often.




From: Julie Clark
Sent: Monday, 15 February 2016 8:04 AM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Aviary Escapees?


Hi All,


Seen at Casey on the weekend a rainbow lorikeet and scaly-breasted x rainbow lorikeet inspecting a tree hollow. I assume they must be escapees from Gold Creek Aviary.






Julie Clark


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