Nesting box question

To: 'Canberrabirds' <>
Subject: Nesting box question
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:12:16 +0000

Both rosellas and mynas are able to cope easily with no horizontal perching area at the front of the nest box. Rosellas usually perch on the roof then climb down, mynas may also do that but usually just fly direct to the hole and perch on the rim of the hole. I have had to cover the hole on mine this year because sadly the mynas are more persistent than the 2 species of rosellas, (all three have been claiming the box for several weeks). But now bees have invaded the box, through a warp gap on the side.




From: David Nicholls [
Sent: Sunday, 28 October, 2018 9:18 PM
To: David McDonald (personal)
Cc: Canberrabirds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Nesting box question


Another possibility is though I note their “rosella” box has a perching area, which might be irresistible for Mynahs.



On 28 Oct 2018, at 6:14 pm, David McDonald (personal) <> wrote:


Hello David, this company comes highly recommended: Hollow Log Homes
- David

On 2018-10-28 12:04, David Nicholls wrote:

We have a huge E. melliodora in our garden. Rosellas and others regularly look at the bark scars to see if they are suitable for nesting (they aren't). So we thought a couple of nesting boxes nailed to the tree might be a good idea.

Where is the best place to obtain suitable boxes?  Preferably soon while the nesting frenzy is still on them.  I can assemble, but larger scale carpentry is not practicable.

Candidate local (Deakin) species are Crimson and Eastern Rosellas, possibly Lorikeets, Gang-gangs, Galahs, Red-rumps. Maybe Satin Bowerbirds, if they like that sort of thing. It's probably mainly the Rosellas that might be interested.



<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU