Superb parrots

Subject: Superb parrots
From: (Shane Raidal)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 10:21:58 +0800
Dear all,  I agree!

The nests we came across were on private properties which I deliberately 
kept confidential. Unlike rosellas these guys aren't stupid enough to nest 
by the roadside.  Don't worry the owners of the properties are very sensible 
and protective of their superbs (but not the cockatoos!).  I have only seen 
them nesting in certain valleys in the area and this info will remain in my 

This point does raise a bioethical dilemma for landowners.  I still hear of 
farmers destroying older trees with hollows because they perceive them to be 
dangerous or they do so because they deliberately want to reduce the 
breeding chances of so-called pest species like the sulphur crested 
cockatoos and galahs.  Hopefully more farmers will come around to value the 
more common species.

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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