Re: birding-aus Urban Parrot

Subject: Re: birding-aus Urban Parrot
From: "Timothy Nye Dolby" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 11:09:08 +1000
> An interesting (rather than exciting) sighting last
> Thursday was an adult Crimson Rosella perched briefly
> outside my office window in South Melbourne 
> Richard

The best parrot spot in inner Melbourne (by my reckoning 
anyway) is an area between theYarra Bend Golf Course and 
the Studley Park Boathouse (north side of the Yarra) - just 
across the foot bridge. Depending on the time of the year 
you can see the following:

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (rare)
Galah (uncommon)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (mod. common)
Gang Gang Cockatoo (rare)
Scaly-brested Lorikeet (uncommon)
Rainbow Lorikeet (abundant)
Mask Lorikeet (uncommon)
Purple-crowned Lorikeet (uncommon)
Crimson Rosella (rare)
Eastern Rosella (common)
Red-rumped Parrot (common)

Other birds of note include Brown Goshawk, Australian Hobby 
(Little Falcon to some!), Peregrine, the odd Tawny 
Frogmouth (roosting in the river red gums), Crested 
Shrike-tit, Dusky Woodswallow, Red-browed Finch, and 
notably a 'company' of Nankeen Night Heron (about ten 
birds) roosting in the willows between the footbridge and 
the boathouse. 


> From:    Dr Richard Nowotny,
>              Melbourne, Australia.
>              Tel. (w) 61-3-9214.1420
>              <>

Tim Dolby   
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RMIT University 
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