Re: birding-aus Long-billed Corellas in Perth

Subject: Re: birding-aus Long-billed Corellas in Perth
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 09:29:10 EDT
 It has been interesting watching the discussion on corellas also  use the 
common name Western Long billed corella , for a sub species of corella It is 
a different species to the Victorian  long bills though .  My guess would be 
that the birds  in Question are indigenous  even if individual birds  had 
escaped they would probably have flocked up with local birds with which they 
could certainly  cross breed  I have seen  a sulphur X little and would bet a 
corellaX   to be highly probable . Long billed corellas are know regularly 
seen in Templestowe along the Yarra usually in a mixed flock with Sulphurs . 
I usually hear there distinctive calls before  I see them not realising they 
are included in the flock . I wonder if they have also come from aviary 
escapes . Victoria wide they seem to have definitely increased in numbers 
over the past years  Formerly being considered endangered although locally 
common in some areas
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