Re: birding-aus Re: Spotted Bowerbird record in SE Qld

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Subject: Re: birding-aus Re: Spotted Bowerbird record in SE Qld
From: "Paul McDonald" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 08:20:09 +1100

Date sent:              Thu, 18 Mar 1999 23:56:51 +1100
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Subject:                Re: birding-aus Re: Spotted Bowerbird  record in SE Qld
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> 3. What unusual escaped birds have you encountered where?

Hi all, 

It was not unusual to see Princess Parrot, Major Mitchell Cockatoos and even 
the odd wired and wonderful African parrot at reserves in and around southern 
Wollongong where my parents live. It can be quite a heart stopper to hear and 
then see a Princess Parrot, the mind starts "ticking" over very fast for a 
second or so! When Chris Brandis first told me of this wierd and wonderful 
sightings I thought they would be relatively uncommon and few and far 
between, but it is amazing how commonly birds like this turn up, considering 
the prices of the aforementioned cockatoos/parrots.

Blue budgies etc are also commonly seen, then there is the debate about the 
Little Corellas on the south coast, there are large populations of well over 
500/1000 in the Illawarra, yet are they from aviary stock originally or normal 
movement/range extension? Or both, as I favour?

Cheers, Paul
Paul McDonald
Department of Biological Sciences
Macquarie University, Sydney NSW, 2109
Phone: (02) 9850 8191 Fax: (02) 9850 8245
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