Crimson Rosellas chick mortality

To: 'Michael Lenz' <>, 'B&RGraham' <>
Subject: Crimson Rosellas chick mortality
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 09:45:12 +0000

The Crimson Rosella parents could have died (from predation or whatever)……..




From: Michael Lenz [
Sent: Tuesday, 24 December, 2019 2:52 PM
To: B&RGraham
Cc: chatline
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Crimson Rosellas chick mortality


Thanks Bill for forwarding these observations.


My guess is that food shortage rather than heat may have led to the demise of the young Crimson Rosellas. The adults could not meet the food demands of the growing young.


In general, to date I have seen very few young rosellas (either species) and also only very few young Galahs.  

Michael Lenz


On Tue, 24 Dec 2019 at 12:08, B&RGraham <> wrote:



Here is a report of chick mortality that has occurred in the hot conditions. Report attached.


best wishes,




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