More superb at Gungahlin

To: Ann Howarth <>
Subject: More superb at Gungahlin
From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:32:15 +0000
We are now regularly getting King Parrots in our garden in Amaroo. This was a rarity about 3 years ago.
I've seen up to 9 at the one time, but usually one or two pairs and the past couple of breeding seasons young birds have been brought in by adults.

While we have never had Superbs in our garden they are a common sight in the suburb and down the road at Yerrabi Pond.


On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 5:50 PM Ann Howarth <> wrote:
Also the 1970's when we lived in Schlich Street.
Ann Howarth

Sent: Friday, September 27, 2019 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] More superb at Gungahlin

In the dim  distant past (early 1980s) Yarralumla used to be the hotspot for King Parrots.  Mainly feeding on oak trees if my memory is correct.

On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 at 10:03, Nick Payne <> wrote:
Re large numbers of King parrots, yes, we have been seeing larger numbers of them than I would have expected from past years (suburbs of Griffith, Manuka, Kingston).


On 26/09/2019 11:10 pm, Kevin and Gwenyth Bray wrote:
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?

Julie Clark
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