yellow tail black cockatoos on ANU campus

To: "Kim Sterelny" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: yellow tail black cockatoos on ANU campus
From: "Judy Philip" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 16:00:07 +0930
Hello Kim,

You wrote:
> As I left the campus for Black Mountain this afternoon, I saw a flock
> of six yellow tailed black cockatoos feeding in a pine tree on
> campus, more or less opposite the entrance to the botanical gardens.
> This is a new campus bird for me, and makes the eight species of
> parrot of have seen on the ANU acton campus: sulphur crested
> cockatoo; gang-gang; galah; yellow tailed back cockatoo; king parrot,
> crimson rosella, eastern rosella, red-rumped parrot. This stikes me
> as an impressive list: is there any campus better endowed with parrot
> fauna than this?  (especially as i think glossy blacks have been seen
> here too, though not be me)

I'm an L-(aspiring to P-)plate birder so I hope that an expert SA birder
will respond.

However, just to start things off ...

On the suburban Waite Campus of The University of Adelaide I've seen Sulphur
Crested Cockie, Galah, Yellow-tailed Black, Crimson Rosella, Eastern
Rosella, Red-rumped.  And, depending on what is included in "parrot fauna",
Little Corella and Long-billed Corella.  Not to mention several lorikeets
like Rainbow, Musk, Purple-crowned ...  Any advance?  I'm sure there have
been Ring-necked though I haven't seen them.  And others - possibly escapees
...  But oh, wouldn't it be fantastic to see a Gang-Gang or a Glossy here
...  We'd all be leaping into our cars ...


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