Rainbow Lorikeets in Orange

To: Stephen Gross <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets in Orange
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 13:09:27 +1000

In this part of the NSW central tablelands, Rainbow Lorikeets are gradually
moving up the Blue Mountains. Although they used to be almost exclusively a
lower mountains species, they are now regularly seen up as far as Wentworth
Falls. In autumn 2000 we had an irruption at Katoomba and further west.
Apparently they are a rare visitor to the Capertee Valley although I have
personally never seen them there.

However, in that classic reference Morris McGill & Holmes (1981) they are
listed as extending west to Orange.



At 11:54 AM +1000 5/10/03, Stephen Gross wrote:
>There were two Rainbow Lorikeets in a tree in the middle of Orange this
>morning. I am presuming they are escaped birds. In fact I have been told
>there is a griup of escapee lorikeets around Orange. Can anyone tell me
>what is the furthest west that Rainbow Lorikeets range?
>Thanks in advance
>Steve Gross
>Orange NSW

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