corella hybrids?

Subject: corella hybrids?
From: Mike Owen <>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 21:20:33 +1000
Laurie & Leanne Knight wrote:

> Taking into account that this composite grouping
> would be made up of  birds that were either avairy escapees or the
> descendents of escapees, I was wondering if there were any records of
> hybridisation amongst the corella "family".

There have been records of Corellas hybridising with Sulphur-crested,
Major Mitchells, Galahs and Gang Gangs.  A couple of years ago I saw a
flock of about 50 Short-bill and 10 Long-bills in the Deception Bay area
(SE Qld) with 2 members of the flock being very obvious hybrids between
a Short-bill and a Galah.  Interestingly the 2 hybrids always perched
side-by-side, a little distance away from the main flock.


Mike Owen
Sunshine Coast, Qld
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