birding-aus Long-billed Corellas

Subject: birding-aus Long-billed Corellas
From: "Niven McCrie" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 17:45:19 +0930
There was a feral population of Long-billed Corellas in coastal 
suburbs of Darwin for a few years but (luckily) they seem to have 
disappeared. I haven't seen them for a few years. At least two other 
populations of ferals have disappeared as well - Goldfinches and 
Collared Doves. The latter bred in the 'wild' occasionally and could 
still become a problem but hopefully not. Tree Sparrows have bred 
here but have been eradicated. The Parks & Wildlife Service up 
here are also apparently trying to eradicate feral pigeons, which 
would make the city free of exotics. There are the occasional 
records of presumed escaped birds - Gouldian Finch, Princess 
Parrot, Australian Ringneck, Budgerigar etc. but nothing that looks 
like taking over. 

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Casuarina 0811 NT
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