Superb Parrots in the Hughes area

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Subject: Superb Parrots in the Hughes area
From: Rosemary Blemings <>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 09:12:10 +0000
Thank you all for sharing these Superb Parrot sightings.

As there was a photo and a mention of the Superbs eating Privet berries:
  • do the birds’ digestive systems enhance or destroy the berries’ viability? 
  • Privets and Cotoneasters are the commonest berried invasive species in the ACT as numerous volunteer and professional landcarers will attest.
  • The ACT’s avian emblem photographically-specialises in eating Hawthorn berries. (Hawthorns are now rarer in suburban gardens than the other two invasives.)
  • Ironic that spectacular birds such as Superb Parrots and Gang - Gangs are helping Silvereyes, Currawongs and others spread invasive species into the natural areas all species so desperately need!


On 28 May 2019, at 10:04 pm, Chris Davey <> wrote:

Still regularly seen at the Belconnen Golf Course. Chris
From: Ryu Callaway  
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:46 PM
To: COG Chat
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Superb Parrots in the Hughes area
Heard near Namadgi School in Kambah last week too.

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