More superb at Gungahlin

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Subject: More superb at Gungahlin
From: Kevin and Gwenyth Bray <>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:10:34 +0000
We were at the AIS this evening, just before sunset, near the swimming pool area entrance, where there is a grove of deciduous (elm??) trees with new flowers/seeds attracting various rosellas, king parrots, etc.  Among them were a few superb parrots, eating as heartily as the others – so in that case we did see kings and superbs together, albeit in small numbers.
BTW, we have seen rather more numbers of king parrots than in past years near where we live (Emu Ridge, near the Belconnen town centre), as well as in McCaughey St a few blocks north of Barry drive (before Masson St).  Have others noticed larger than usual numbers of king parrots in other parts of Canberra this year?
Kevin and Gwenyth Bray
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:36 PM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] More superb at Gungahlin

I am still wondering as to any association of Superb Parrots & King Parrots. They are similar, but so far, I have never seen them together nor seen mentions by other people of it.


From: Danny McCreadie [
Sent: Thursday, 26 September, 2019 8:10 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] More superb at Gungahlin


This afternoon I returned to Gungahlin and counted 124 Superb Parrots feeding on the ground in mixed flocks with other birds.




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