Superb parrots

Subject: Superb parrots
From: (Shane Raidal)
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 09:07:41 +0800
The weekend before last I saw a flock of about 25 male superb parrots on a 
property on the Gum-tree lane between Yass and Murrumbateman.  I was there 
with a colleague from the University of Sydney taking samples from nestling 
sulphur crested cockatoos (we noticed a few female superb parrots at nesting 
hollows as well).  This is the fourth year that I have seen superb parrots 
in this area.  The area is about 10 km south-east From Yass. You drive a 
short distance out of Yass towards Wee Jasper and the Gum-tree lane exits to 
the east.  The old Yass race course is on this road.  At first  you drive 
past tree-less paddocks and start to wonder if you will see any birds at all 
but then you enter a stretch of about 15 km of  relatively densely-treed 
farm land.  From the road you should be able to spot superb parrots, eastern 
and crimson rosellas,  galahs and SCC. There are a few places which would be 
suitable for a picnic.  This is one of the few places that I have seen 
crimson and eastern rosellas in equal numbers.


Dr Shane Raidal BVSc PhD MACVSc (Avian Health)
Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
School of Veterinary Studies                
Murdoch University                 phone:  +61 9 360 2418
Perth,WA, 6150                            fax:  +61 9 310 4144  

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