Nesting box for crimson Rosellas

To: 'Fleur Leary' <>
Subject: Nesting box for crimson Rosellas
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 05:43:00 +0000

If you like you can have mine. It was put up as part of the CIMAG project. It has hosted either Crimson and Eastern Rosellas every year successfully for several years (and Common Mynas, that were removed). After it was last invaded by bees and cleared out of them it has been just sitting on the ground beside the tree for about 2 years. The tree however is a hazard and needs to be reduced. So I have not put it back.






From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Fleur Leary via Canberrabirds
Sent: Saturday, 11 September, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Nesting box for crimson Rosellas


Does anyone have or know where I can get a nesting box suitable for crimson Rosellas?

Over the last few weeks a pair of Rosellas has been investigating air vents on the wall of my neighbours house in Crace. They managed to break off the plastic vent cover of one vent hole and decided this was a good place to start a nest. My neighbour didn't think so, so he covered the hole to stop them getting in. The Rosellas still tried to get in but couldn't. After a few days of not seeing them, the Rosella pair have returned and have now turned their attention to the other vent hole. 

I thought if I set up a nesting box for them nearby, they might give up on trying to nest in the wall..... 


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