Swift Parrots in Victoria

To: Chris Tzaros <>
Subject: Swift Parrots in Victoria
From: J and A Flack <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 08:37:48 +1100 (EST)

Just thought you'd like to know that on the 23rd
March, I saw 3 Swift Parrots in bush near the Southern
end of the Paddy's Ranges Park (approx 10 km south of
Maryborough, Vic).

Lots of Grey Box trees are currently in flower, as is
the Mistletoe on them. Both Eucalyptus Tricarpa and
Leucoxylon trees seem to have buds - showing some
promise for the Winter months as well.

Lots of the usual local honeyeaters are still absent -
we always see Yellow-tufted and Black-chinned
Honeyeaters, but Red Wattlebird and Brown-headed
Honeyeaters have just returned, having disappeared
when the trees weren't flowering.

It is still immensely dry in the area, however in
spite of that we recorded 29 species including
Mistletoebird, Peaceful Dove, White-browed Babbler,
Australian Owlet-nightjar and Crested Bellbird.


Jan Flack

 --- Chris Tzaros <>
wrote: > Dear birding-aussers,
> A few observers have recently reported
> seeing/hearing Swift Parrots in
> Victoria, and one possible occurrence in NSW.
> Yesterday (Sunday 23rd), I saw my first Swifties for
> the season - two
> groups in the one gorgeous day! ...... - Yahoo! Mobile
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