Superb parrots

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Subject: Superb parrots
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 06:42:04 +0000

I went there again 3:30 to 4 p.m. when conditions were less bleak. The number of the birds had reduced significantly. When it came close, I noticed one female SP had an ABBBS band on its right leg. Stan Jarzynski has sent me a photo of the bird showing band, although number not readable. I will probably go there again tomorrow and/or Friday.




m: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Wednesday, 19 May, 2021 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Superb parrots


It gets better than that. I have just returned from visiting Kambah Medical Centre, at the bottom of Jenke Circuit Kambah (9 a.m.). Before going in I counted I think 23 Superb Parrots in one tree but thought probably more. Coming out 30 minutes later it was clear they were in several trees around the car park. Could easily be 50 Superb Parrots there. M & F in sort of similar numbers. Feeding mostly on leaves, so probably lerp, though I did not have binoculars to see that clearly (in very dull light). Noisy Miners were bothering them but mostly the SP would just do a wide circle and return.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Philip Veerman       Sent: Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 8:58 AM To:        Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Superb parrots


Going out yesterday afternoon I saw three Superb Parrots fly past, being one of the very few records for my GBS site (in Kambah).

Then driving through Woden about 4 p.m. one adult male flying over the corner of Hindmarsh & Melrose drive. With the sun low behind, the bright green, yellow face & red band really seemed glowing.



From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Joan Lipscombe via Canberrabirds    Sent: Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 11:35 AM          To: canberrabirds          Subject: [Canberrabirds] Superb parrots


There are still regular flocks of up to 20  Superbs ( mixed) in various locations in Campbell. Also  I saw 3 flying over MacArthur Avenue, O'Connor late yesterday afternoon.


Joan LIpscombe

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