Scaly-breasted Lorikeets in Melbourne

To: Daniel Gilmore <>, "" <>
Subject: Scaly-breasted Lorikeets in Melbourne
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 19:44:52 +1100
Daniel Gilmore wrote:
> Hi all,
> As I left my house this morning in Port Melbourne, a flock of 15
> Scaly-breasted Lorikeets flew over my head.  I have never seen this
> species in Port Melbourne before, but HANZAB states that there are
> birds recorded from Melbourne, which are most likely the result of
> aviary escapes. Other people have suggested to me that they could be
> casuals from further north.  Any thoughts?   I was also wondering if
> anyone else has been seeing this species around Melbourne recently,
> and where.
> Daniel.
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For many years there was a well-known Scaly-breasted Lorikeet population
in Banyule, near the Streeton Views Primary School. This is fairly close
to the Plenty River. I haven't been up there lately to check if they are
still there.
Anthea Fleming
in Ivanhoe, Vic.
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