Superb Parrots in Hughes

To: mariko buszynski <>
Subject: Superb Parrots in Hughes
From: Filipio Gwynne <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:14:14 +0000
There are numbers of Superb Parrots also currently feeding in large seeding Chinese Elms, on a daily basis, in house-yards in lower Cook also (notably along Grylls and Aston Crescents). 

I've posted about this occurring a few years ago, when the birds were a bit more limited in their distribution (people were then still regularly heading to the AIS car parking area for photographs).  However, in the last two seeding seasons (2018 & 2019) Superb Parrots were conspicuously absent from these same trees, despite the presence of abundant seed and the usual other parrot species utilising the resource -- most commonly, Eastern Rosellas.  I'd assumed with their expanding range, this food source was perhaps no longer as important. 

This year though, Superb Parrots arrived very soon after the seeds began appearing (about ten days ago) and have remained regular daily visitors ever since. Predominantly females, and usually at least several birds at a time.  

Phil Winn.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 4:21 PM mariko buszynski <> wrote:
Unfortunately slightly outside my GBS area I found about 8 Supert Parrots on a Chinese elm tree on Bamford St., Hughes with a cocky.  I blamed cockies to creat a mess under the tree.  It seems they are not alone.


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