Superb Parrots

Subject: Superb Parrots
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 09:01:08 +1000 (EST)
On the weekend we went west to the Griffith area, and on the way there and
the way back (from the ACT), we saw ten or twelve flocks of Superb Parrots,
the most easterly east of Binalong, the most westerly just west of Temora.

What was interesting was that these flocks, which were each of 6-12 birds,
were all exclusively of males.

Is it the case that when these parrots migrate north-west in winter from
their summer range they split into all-male and all-femlae flocks, and these
that we saw are the returning males, the females having returned already, or
being yet to return? Or is there some other explanation?


John Leonard (Dr),
PO Box 243,
Woden, ACT 2606

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