Possible Swift Parrot on Gungahlin Hill, Crace

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Subject: Possible Swift Parrot on Gungahlin Hill, Crace
From: David Rees <>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 06:37:30 +0000
I'm not 100% over this but I rate it fairly likely.  This morning I was 
wandering round Gungahlin hill. Its a hive of activity for rosellas, 
Stratied Pardalotes and SC Cockies all staking out holes in trees.... 
While close to the Barton Hwy entry point a smallish green parrot shot 
through mid level, flying very fast in the city direction parallel with 
said Hwy.  Smaller than a rosella, but with a notable long thin pointy 
tail as if zoomed past (not short like a musk/little lorrikeet) and far 
too small than a female/juv Superb parrot, which have similar such tails 
when flying. Red-rumps are not 'rocket ships' like this bird when flying....

Motto, keep an eye out in the general area of North Canberra, it or 
others might be elsewhere.


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